Golf: Molinari among Challengers at the Memorial-English

(ANSA)-May 31 Rome-One of the most important tournaments on the PGA Tour, Francesco Molinari, Italy’s only major winner of the 2018 Open Trophy at the Memorial Tournament this weekend. Will be one of the challengers.

In Dublin, Ohio, the best players in the world compete at the Muirfield Village Golf Club, a restyled Jack Nicklaus.

Born in Turin, “Cicco” Molinari will face seven of the world’s top ten golfers. Jon Rahm (2nd, 2020 victory), Cameron Smith (3rd), Collin Morikawa (4th), Patrick Cantlay (6th, active). Champion, won in 2021 and 2019), Viktor Hovland (7th), Rory McIlroy (8th), Jordan Spieth (10th).

Of the top ten, only Scottie Scheffler (world ranking leader), Justin Thomas (this year’s PGA Championship champion) and Sam Berns (recent winner of the Charles Schwab Challenge) are missing. Play against his best friend Chefler).

Xander Schauffele (Tokyo Olympic gold medalist), Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama (2021 Masters King), Will Zaratris and many other champions are active.

Bryson DeChambeau of California, who won the Memorial Tournament in 2018, is returning from surgery on his right wrist.

There is a $ 12 million bumper prize pot at an event comparable to the majors. (ANSA).

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