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 ...

MENA Tour Gets Huge Lift With Arena To Become Tour Title Sponsor

ABU DHABI, October 6: With their vast expertise of over two centuries in delivering safe structures, Arena have provided roof over the head of millions of sport fans at events across the world. Arena Middle East & Asia will now bring the MENA Tour under one roof as ‘umbrella sponsors’ of the world’s most exciting development tour. Following an agreement with Arena Middle East & Asia, the Tour is now called the MENA Tour by Arena. Returning to the world schedule after a year of restructuring, ...

Rahm Storms To Race To Dubai Lead Becoming First Spaniard In 70-Years To Successfully Defend Spanish Open Title

Powerhouse Jon Rahm has gone to top of the Race to Dubai rankings overtaking Shane Lowry after storming his way to a five-shot successful defence of the Spanish Open in Madrid. Rahm, 24 was in a class all his own posting a final round 66 for a 22-under par tally on the Club de Campo course, and where Padraig Harrington captured a first European Tour title 23-years earlier. In winning a second straight Spanish Open Rahm also became the first Spaniard since Marcelino Morcillo in 1948 and 1949 to ...

Rahm Set To Become First Spaniard In 70-Years To Successful Defend Spanish Open

Powerhouse Jon Rahm is set to become the first Spaniard in 70-years to successfully defend the Spanish Open. Rahm, 24 stormed his way to a commanding five-shot lead thanks to a sizzling third round 63 for a 17-under par total on the Club de Campo course in Madrid. The World No. 5 went out in one-under but then stormed to the front in playing holes 10 to 16 in seven-under par, and including holing his second shot at the short par-4 16th for an eagle ‘2’. Not since Marcelino Morcillo in 1948 and ...

Harrington Gains 2020 Ryder Cup Advantage Winning Wisconsin Axe-Throwing Contest

European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has stolen a 12-month advantage over USA team rival Steve Stricker winning a Ryder Cup replica made of ‘Wisconsin Cheese’ in a bizarre ‘double or nothing’ axe throwing contest at Whistling Straits. Wisconsin-native Stricker first hosted Harrington to a 14-club challenge on the par-3 17th hole that is laid-out along the Lake Michigan shoreline. It was a final get-together for the 2020 team captains in a five-day ‘Year to Go’ celebration. The ...

Adam Scott Looks Back Fondly Losing By 9 Shots To Tiger, A Week Before Woods Won 2000 US Open By 15 Strokes.s

Australia’s Adam Scott this week makes his appearance in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas, Nevade and where some 20-year years the now Masters champion was a student at the University of Las Vegas. Scott, and now aged 39, competed on the universities golf team from 1999 to 2000 before electing to turn professional late in June 2000 on the European Tour and this after having been competing early that same year on the European Tour. But then nothing quite prepared the young ...