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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 ...

Molinari Shares Leading Lap Honours With Five Others At Monza.

Defending champion Francesco Molinari delighted a huge following of supporters in muscling his way to a share of the lead on day one of the Italian Open at Monza. The crowds were treated to a rousing display and with the four-time European Tour winning Molinari sharing the leading lap honours with five others thanks to nine birdies and two bogeys in a seven-under 64 on the Milano Golf Club course lying next door to the famed Monza GP circuit. Fellow early starters Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Jamie Donaldson ...

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 ...

Tommy Fleetwood Lines-Up On Pole Position In Monza.

European No. 1 Tommy Fleetwood lines-up in pole position on the Monza tee looking to extend his Race to Dubai lead in this week’s Italian Open. In making his way to the course Fleetwood, like many others, travel via the main gates of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza and then make their way via tunnels under the main straight and then back straight to the emerge at the Milano Golf Club course neighbouring the circuit. It was early last month fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton claimed a fourth Italian F1 Grand ...

Garcia Ends 22-Year, 266-Event Drought To Line-Up On Monza Starting Grid.

In what will surely be an Italian warm welcome, Masters Champion Sergio Garcia will line-up on the starting grid for this week’s Italian Open in Monza. It will be the reigning Masters Champion’s first appearance in the event some 22-years after he made his pro debut and on the occasion also of his 267th European Tour event. The Milano Golf Club course is located adjacent the famed Monza Autodrome where just over a month ago Lewis Hamilton captured a fourth Italian Formula One Grand Prix ...

Rory McIlroy’s Childhood Home Complete With Putting Green For Sale & Yours For £240,000.

The childhood home of four-time Major winning Rory McIlroy – 43 Belfast Road, Holywood – is up for sale. There is no historical plaque affixed to the front wall of the attractive red brick building to suggest McIlroy lived there but the presence of an indoor mini driving range in the garage along with a spacious outdoor artificial turf putting green is some giveaway that a golfer once lived in this Belfast abode. The property is listed on the website .. www.propertynews.com .. indicating ...