Brazil Sao Paulo Open
Played as the Sao Paulo Brazil Open (March 22-25; co-sanctioned with Eurpn Tr). Second-placed José Cóceres (Arg), Richard Johnson (Swe) and Brett Rumford (Aus) finished 5 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Fichardt (RSA). Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Sao Paulo GC, Santo Amoro, Sao Paulo, Brazil].
Played as the Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open (Mar 30-Apr 2; co-sanctioned with Eurpn Tr; one of two 500 Year golf events celebrating Brazil's discovery). Second-placed Gerry Norquist (USA) finished 2 shots behind Harrington (Ire), who claimed his second European Tour win. [Sao Paulo GC, Santo Amoro, Sao Paulo, Brazil].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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