In South Africa, a good start for the Azzurri at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. In Sun City, in the penultimate tournament of the DP World Tour 2022, Guido Migliozzi finished the first round in 3 / a position while Edoardo Molinari was 7 / o. The Vicenza Migliozzi, with a score of 67 (-5), the result of five birdies, is three shots away from the summit occupied by New Zealander Ryan Fox, leading with 64 (-8) ahead of Luke Donald. The Englishman, captain of the Europe team at the Ryder Cup 2023 in Rome, is 2 / o with 65 (-7).
Nedbank Golf Challenge, results
At Gary Player GC (par 72), bogey free test not only for Migliozzi but also for Edoardo Molinari. Eighteen holes without spots for the Turinese, author of three birdies. Behind him, 12 / o with 70 (-2), is the British Tommy Fleetwood, who defends the title won in 2019 in South Africa (the competition was not played in 2020 and in 2021 due to Covid-19).
Launch of the show in the 40th edition of an event renamed as “Africa’s Major” and won in the past by greats of the discipline such as, among others, Severiano Ballesteros (for him two affirmations) and Ernie Els (who dropped the trio of successes in the event ). The New Zealander Fox with a success at Sun City would move from second to first position in the DP World Tour Rankings, thus presenting himself in Dubai – from 17 to 20 November – as leader in the DP World Tour Championship. With the exploit, in fact, he would allow himself the luxury of overtaking, in the order of merit of the circuit, the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy who is also the number 1 in the world ranking. Good performance also for Donald and a great impression for Migliozzi who, after the feat at the Open de France, dreams of another one in South Africa in an event that is giving away 6,000,000 dollars in total.
An opportunity also for Edo Molinari. Because if Migliozzi is 25 / o in the DP World Tour “money list”, the Piedmontese is instead 57 / o. And to get the pass to play the last act of the season in Dubai, he must enter the top 50 of the DP World Tour Rankings.