The European Tour makes a stop in Germany for the Porsche European Open. In Hamburg, from Saturday to Monday (5-7 June), it will be the key challenge to conquer the last places available to play the US Open in California (from 17 to 20 June). The Porsche European Open, after the British Masters and the Made in HimmerLand, is the third and last tournament of the top men’s continental circuit that is giving away a total of ten places – as part of a special ranking set up for the occasion – for the third male Major. In Germany, Guido Migliozzi will not be among the Azzurri, who has already qualified to play in La Jolla alongside the world champions. Even Edoardo Molinari and Renato Paratore dream of joining him in America, respectively at 18 / o and 24 / o in this special ranking. Among the Azzurri, Nino Bertasio, Francesco Laporta and Lorenzo Gagli will also take the field in Hamburg.
Edoardo Molinari, Porsche European Open
The spectators are back on the Eurotour. At the Porsche North Course of the Green Eagle Golf Courses, which with its 7,717 yards is among the longest courses of the European Tour with five par 5s on the second nine holes only, up to 2,000 spectators will be admitted per day. The tournament will strangely be played over a distance of 54 and not 72 holes. A forced choice that of Eurotour is due to a change in Covid regulations by the German authorities on travel restrictions imposed also and above all on those players, caddies and professionals from the United Kingdom, in the “red list” of Germany.
He will defend the title won in 2019 – in 2020 the competition was canceled for Covid – the British Paul Casey, one of those players on the field, together with the Mexican Abraham Ancer and the Swedish Henrik Stenson (Olympic vice-champion at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games) , most often in action on the PGA Tour.
The PGA Tour is back in the limelight with one of the most anticipated events of the greatest American men’s circuit, The Memorial Tournament. In Dublin, Ohio, 120 players will compete from 3 to 6 June, including seven of the best ten in the world. However, the most awaited big player, Dustin Johnson, world number 1, will certainly be missing. As for the Top 10, Brooks Koepka and Tyrrell Hatton will also be absent. There will not even be Tiger Woods (who in July 2020 returned to play the tournament after 5 months of absence and who with 5 successes is the record holder of the competition), Phil Mickelson and Francesco Molinari, with the Turin still knocked out due to a back injury that it had already forced him to forfeit the PGA Championship, the second men’s major 2021.
Among the big names in the race, the Spaniard Jon Rahm, reigning champion, who with the success obtained in 2020 conquered world leadership for the first time in his career. The Iberian (third in the ranking) will try to become the first player since 2001 (the last to succeed was Woods) to make the back-to-back.
From Justin Thomas to Bryson DeChambeau (winner in 2018), from Hideki Matsuyama (king of The Masters this year and scoring at The Memorial in 2014) to Rory McIlroy. These are some of the champions who will take part in The Memorial. A total prize pool of $ 9,300,000 is up for grabs. For a show beyond sport.
At Muirifield Village Golf Club, spectators who have not yet been vaccinated will be given the opportunity to do so by administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.