In the twenty-fifth week of the year, the fourth of June, there are so many golf events, both professional and international in the amateur world.
Here are which ones we can’t miss.
Events of the week
Alps Tour – Alps de Andalucia 2022
From 23 to 25 June the Tour stays in Spain and heads south, near the border between Spain and Portugal, for the 12th event of the season: the Alps de Andalucía 2022.
The event, now in its tenth edition, will be played for the first time at the Isla Canela Golf Club, on the Valle Guadiana Links course in Huelva di Ayamonte.
Defending champion Edgar Catherine will not be in the field as he passed the Challenge Tour as the 2020 winner and many more.
The field this week is truly stellar: all the top 10 players in the Order of Merit standings will be on the field, including the current leader and recent two-stop winner of the Tour, French amateur Tom Vaillant.
Isla Canela’s Valle Guadiana Links course is a 6,540-meter PAR 72 inaugurated in 2007 and designed by José Canales. It winds along the bank of the Guadiana River, which marks the border between Spain and Portugal and is characterized by wide fairways and greens in Bermudagrass. The first nine holes are characterized by the presence of pine trees, while the latter have a links style, with almost no vegetation and large holes that run parallel to the river. Wind will certainly be a variable to take into consideration.
Among the 140 players on the field, who will compete for the prize money of 40,000 euros, the Italians will be 19: Gregorio De Leo and Stefano Mazzoli in the top 10 of the Order of Merit, but also Andrea Romano, eighth in last week’s stage, Giacomo Fortini, Riccardo Bregoli, Andrea Saracino, Edoardo Giletta, Manfredi Manica, Michele Ortolani, Alessandro Notaro, Cristiano Terragni, Ludovico Addabbo, Jacopo Albertoni, Gianluca Proietti, Michele Cea, Federico Zucchetti, Carlo Casalegno, Takayuki Matsui and Davide Buchi.
Challenge Tour – Blot Open de Bretagne
The Open de Bretagne at Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André has been part of the European Challenge Tour calendar since 2007. This year’s edition will be played from 23 to 26 June 2022.
From its debut on the Tour to today, the tournament has always been held on the Golf Bluegreen de Pléneuf Val André di Pléneuf course, a 5901-meter PAR 70 on top of the magnificent Breton cliffs.
Opened in 1992, the route combines heath, ocean, beach and cliffs as far as the eye can see.
We will closely follow the 6 Italians on the field: Matteo Manassero, Aron Zemmer, Jacopo Vecchi Fossa, Enrico Di Nitto, Filippo Bergamaschi and Rocco Sanjust.
DP World Tour – BMW International Open
While in the world of golf there is still discussion about the position of the DP World Tour in the contest between PGA Tour and LIV Golf, the European Tour heads to Germany for the BMW International Open, where LIV players will also be on the field.
The tournament has been a staple of the Tour since 1989 and returns this year, for the third consecutive time, to its original location: the Golfclub München Eichenried.
The field, designed by Kurt Roßknecht, was born not long before the BMW International Open, immediately welcoming such a high level competition, in the first edition of what was then the only European Tour event in Germany.
The course is in full parkland style, full of trees, with water obstacles and bunkers scattered everywhere and raised greens. Every year it undergoes some changes, so as to always be challenging even for high-level players: this year it will be a PAR 72 of 6,660 meters.
Some of last week’s Major players are in the field, but the DP World Tour regulars will also be in Munich, mingled with a handful of local talent and invited young players. The event’s roll of honor includes some of the big names in European golf, with 7 major winners having achieved success in the over 30-year history of this tournament.
Past winners also include an extraordinary Andrea Pavan, who in 2019 won in a playoff against the new U.S. champion. Open Matt Fitzpatrick.
The defending champion is the Norwegian Viktor Hovland, now on the PGA Tour, who won his first title on the European Tour last year right here, in front of a Martin Kaymer in full swing, which, instead, we will see again this year on the field. .