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Lowry Bumped Back To Third On Race To Dubai As Wiesberger Goes Atop Rankings

Open Champion Shane Lowry finds himself bumped back to third on the Race to Dubai standings after Austrian giant, Bernd Wiesberger muscled his way to victory in the Italian Open near Rome. Wiesberger celebrated last week’s 34th birthday becoming the first triple Tour winner this season thanks for a final round 65 and win by a shot with a 16-under par tally on the Obligata course. England’s Matt Fitzpatrick had the chance to tie Wiesberger in lipping-out for an eagle on 17 for birdie before then ...

Wiesberger Pulls Off Italian Job & First To Win Three Tour Titles This Season.

Austrian giant Bernd Wiesberger celebrated last week’s 34th birthday becoming the first triple Tour winner this season thanks for a final round 65 for a 16-under par tally to capture the Italian Open on the Obligata course near Rome. Wiesberger earlier this year captured the Made in Denmark and five events later the very affable Austrian landed the biggest win of his 13-year pro career in capturing the Scottish Open. In his seven Tour victories, Wiesberger has now won a French, Scottish and Italian ...

MacIntyre Looks For Italian Job Victory After Posting Career Low 64.

Brilliant Bob MacIntyre is ready to pull off an Italian Job victory after a blistering career low 64 on day three of the Italian Open in Rome. MacIntyre, 24 didn’t drop a shot in grabbing seven birdies, including five over his closing nine holes, and storm his way to the then clubhouse lead at 11-under par in his maiden  showing in the 76th hosting of the event on the Olgiata course. And the Oban lefty could have easily signed for a 63 had his 30-footer birdie putt at the last not lipped out. England’s ...

Lowry’s Race To Dubai No. 1 Quest Falters In Missing Italian Open Cut.

There’ll be no ‘cin cin’ victory toast for Shane Lowry with his goal of becoming 2019 European Tour No.1 taken aback after missing the halfway cut at the 76th Italian Open in Rome. Lowry posted disappointing scores of 72 and 71 for a one-over par tally to fall short by a single shot in playing all four rounds on the tight and twisty Olgiata course in the Italian capital. It is the first occasion in 11 stroke-play events since the Masters in April that Lowry has been forced to sit ...

Springbok-Born Sabbatini Kick Starts ‘Historic’ Ryder Cup Campaign In Style

South African Rory Sabbatini and now a Slovakian national is sure to create what could only be described as a totally bizarre European Ryder Cup historic first should he qualify for the 2020 team. It was this journalist who asked European Captain, Padraig Harrington ahead of the recent BMW PGA Championship if the now 43-year old Sabbatini was on Harrington’s list of likely Wisconsin-bound team probables. Harrington confirmed with just one word  – ‘Yes’. Now in his first ...

James Bond-Like Pulkkanen Shoots 64 Leaving Italian Open ‘Shaken But Not Stirred’

Looking very much like James Bond in his distinctive cap, Finland’s Tapio Pulkkanen posted a very impressive bogey-free seven under par 64 and seize a one shot lead on day one of the 61st Italian Open in Rome. Pulkkanen, 29 is currently in 102nd position on the Race to Dubai with only one top ten finish so far this season – eighth place in the Trophée Hassan II – but he posted the lowest opening round of his European Tour career to head a strong leaderboard at Olgiata Golf Club. The ...

Molinari Returns To Rome 17-Years After Making A First Tour Cut In 2002 Italian Open

For Francesco Molinari it is somewhat an emotional return to this week’s Italian Open host venue at the  Olgiata Golf Club in Rome. The champion Italian golfer had made his European Tour debut, and as an amateur, in the 2000 Italian Open only to miss the halfway cut. Francesco contested the 2001 Italian Open’s still as an amateur only to again miss out on the weekend rounds. It was finally in 2002 and at this week’s host vene Francesco made the cut while still an amateur and in ...