The main tournaments played at Finca Cortesin are shown in the table below, which also includes relevant information on the winners, their scores and prize money.
LET / LPGA
The Solheim Cup (18th) (Sept 22-24). USA vs Europe. 12 top women professionals per team competing over three days in eight foursome matches, eight fourballs and 12 singles. Non-playing captains: Suzann Pettersen (Nor/Europe); Stacy Lewis (USA). [Finca Cortesin GC, Casares, Málaga, Costa del Sol].
Played as the Volvo World Match Play Championship (May 17-20). Colsaerts (Belg) beat Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final to record his biggest European Tour win to date. [Finca Cortesin GC, Casares, Málaga, Costa del Sol].
Played as the Volvo World Match Play Championship (May 19-22). Poulter (Eng) beat Luke Donald (Eng) 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final. [Finca Cortesin GC, Casares, Málaga, Costa del Sol].
Played as the Volvo World Match Play Championship (Oct 29-Nov 1). Ross Fisher (Eng) beat Anthony Kim (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. Robert Allenby (Aus) beat Angel Cabrera (Arg) in the playoff for third place. [Finca Cortesin GC, Casares, Málaga, Costa del Sol].
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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