Dunne Needing A Monza Third Round Fastest Lap.

Paul Dunne is going to need a third round fastest lap to get himself into last day Italian Open contention at Monza. The British Masters champ found himself stuck in the pack on a superb scoring day two but managaing only a two-under 69 to be just inside the leading 30 on six under par. Race-car fanatic Marcus Fraser was clearly excited competing next door to the Monza F1 circuit with the Aussie producing a career low of 62 to move into a share of the lead with England’s Matt Wallace (64) at 13-under ...

F1 Fan Fraser Roars To Share Monza Lead Fuelled By Poor Season.

Race car fan Marcus Fraser is clearly excited competing next door to the famed Monza F1 circuit producing his lowest European Tour career score of a nine-under par 62 and seize a share of the lead on day two of the Italian Open. The 39-year old Fraser is a big fan of Australia’s V-8 Supercar Series and he does enjoy visiting the F1 Italian GP race circuit that backs onto the Milano Golf Club course. And with the sounds of cars testing at the circuit, Fraser picked off nine birdies, including ...

Moonlight Brilliantly Lights Up Belle Of Cincinnati On Ohio River.

We were lucky to be in the right place at the right time when a full moon lit-up the Belle of Cincinnati that was at berth on the Ohio River.

Found – Possibly The Slowest Golfer In The History Of The Game.

Slow play is the curse of any golfer professional or amateur. Of course, the European Tour is planning to introduce penalties for any player taking more 40 seconds to play a shot but the 40 seconds includes picking a club, lining-up your shot and taking your stance. But imagine being stuck behind a guy who takes an agonising 25 seconds standing over the ball and then when he finally gets around to swinging the club, he completely misses the ball. And thanks to our good friends and colleagues at Irish ...

Boxall Recalls 27-Years Ago Being Left Without A Logo Shirt In Winning Italian Open.

Former Italian Open winner Richard Boxall remembers vividly the occasion 27-years ago at this week’s host venue in Monza when all he had left to wear over the final round was a plain logo-free yellow shirt. Boxall’s five-shot 1990 victory over Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal on the Milano Golf Club course was the now 46-year old Englishman’s only European Tour victory. “Boxie” as he is more affectionately since swapped his golf clubs for a microphone to become one of the more-entertaining ...

Drysdale Goes To The Barbers & Then Cuts Bogey-Free Swath Around Monza Course.

Scot David Drysdale was so chuffed in getting an on-course haircut he then went out to produce his equal-lowest Italian Open round in just over a decade. It is common at many PGA Tour events but the sight of a ‘barber shop’ at a European Tour event is pretty rare. But then players and caddies have been lining-up at Barber Italia within the tented village on the Milano Golf Club course. Drysdale’s caddying wife, Vicky posted a picture of her husband in the chair with the caption. The ...

McDowell Wins Enough Italian Parmesan Cheese For 25-Years Of ‘Spag Bol’.

When Graeme McDowell captured the 2004 Italian Open he not only won a cheque for Euro 200,000 but enough Parmesan Cheese ‘for 25 years of Spaghetti Bolognaise’. That was the tongue-in-cheek remark by a famed Italian journalist soon after McDowell sealed his second European Tour success at the then Monday morning four-hole play-off over Frenchman Thomas Levet. McDowell won the event on the Castello Tolcinasco course and about the same distance south of Milano that Monza, and the venue for ...