Italian Senior Open
Played as the Italian Senior Open (Oct 21-23). Second-placed and defending champion James Kingston (RSA) finished 3 shots behind 52-year-old Ricardo González (Arg), who recorded his first European Senior (Legends) Tour win in his 20th start on the Tour ... and just a day before his 53rd birthday. [Argentario Resort, Porto Ercole, Italy].
Played as the Sergio Melpignano Senior Italian Open (Nov 3-5). Second-placed Joakim Haeggman (Swe) finished 1 shot behind 55-year-old James Kingston (RSA), who recorded his first European Senior (Legends) Tour win in his 65th start on the Tour. [San Domenico Golf, Savelletri, Puglia, Italy].
Senior Italian Open not played in 2020 (scheduled for May 29-31, but cancelled due to the global coronavirus pandemic). [Argentario Resort, Porto Ercole, Italy].
Played as the Senior Italian Open (May 30-Jun 1). Barry Lane (Eng) beat Marc Farry (Fra) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). [GC Udine / Villaverde Resort, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].
Played as the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort (June 15-17). Defending champion Clark Dennis (USA) beat Rafael Gomez (Arg) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). His 2017 win in this event also came in a playoff. [GC Udine, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].
Played as the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort (Sept 8-10). 51-year-old Clark Dennis (USA) beat Peter Fowler (Aus) at the first playoff hole, to record his first European Senior Tour win. In the playoff, Dennis's eagle-two prevailed over Fowler's birdie-three, at the par-4 18th (which was shortened to 162 yards). Event reduced to 36 holes; third round cancelled due to rain and flooding. [GC Udine, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].
Played as the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort (Oct 21-23; last played in 2008). Second-placed Phillip Price (Wales; 50th birthday on first day of the tournament), finished 1 shot behind 50-year-old fellow countryman Stephen Dodd (Wales), who recorded his first European Senior Tour win. [GC Udine, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].
Played as the Lake Garda Italian Seniors Open (Oct 10-12; next played in 2016). Second-placed Ian Woosnam (Wales) and Gordon J. Brand (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Peter Mitchell (Eng), who recorded his second straight European Senior Tour win, and third win in 2008. [Arzaga GC, Calvagese della Riviera, nr Brescia, Italy].
Played as the Sharp Italian Seniors Open (May 18-20). Simon Owen (NZ) beat Tony Allen (Eng), John Benda (USA) and Carl Mason (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the second of his two wins on the European Senior Tour. [Venezia GC, Lido di Venezia, Veneto].
Played as the Sharp Italian Seniors Open (May 19-21). Eamonn Darcy (Ire) finished 4 shots behind Sam Torrance (Scot), who recorded his fifth European Senior Tour win. [Venezia GC, Lido di Venezia, Veneto].
Played as the Nokia 9300 Italian Seniors Open (May 20-22). 51-year-old Géry Watine (Fra) beat Eamonn Darcy (Ire) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his first and only European Senior Tour win. [Venezia GC, Lido di Venezia, Veneto].
Played as the inaugural Bosch Italian Seniors Open (May 14-16). Second-placed David J. Russell (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Terry Gale (Aus), who birdied the final two holes to claim victory. [Venezia GC, Lido di Venezia, Veneto].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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