4-7 Major, AIG Women’s Open, Muirfield, East Lothian, Scotland. Position Award: $6,800,000 leaderboard
4-7 DP World Tour, Cazoo Open powered by Gareth Bale, The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales. Prize for his position: 1,750,000 euros leaderboard
4-7 PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina. His Focus Award: $7.3 million leaderboard
4-7 Challenge Tour, Finnish Vierumäki Challenge, Vierumäki Resort, Vierumäki, Finland. Position prize: €250,000 leaderboard
3-5 LET Access, Vasteras Open, Orresta Golf & Konferens, Västeras, Sweden. Prize for his position: €40,000 leaderboard
8-10 Pro Golf Tour, Richter + Frenzel Open, Golf Club Fürth, Fürth, Germany. His position prize: 30,000 euros leaderboard
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4-7 Major, AIG Women’s Open, Muirfield, East Lothian, Scotland. Position Award: $6,800,000
The main season ends this week with the AIG Women’s Open. In Muirfield, we are looking for a successor (Big Green Egg Open winner) Anna Nordqvist, who lifted the trophy last year after Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen fulfilled her dream with a agonizing double bogey on hole 72. She watched smoke rise. Prize money for this final year of 2022 was increased by $1 million, and the champion left the Edinburgh area with $1 million on Sunday.
Certainly not clear
Muirfield is a golf club with a long and rich history, but the fact that the world’s best players are guests here this week is something of a mystery. In 2016, the vote to accept women as members did not reach the required two-thirds majority. This vote led to Muirfield’s brief removal from the men’s tournament at the British Open, until the club finally accepted the proposal for just over a year and a deluge of criticism. “The past is the past. We all want to move on and those who want to dwell on the past should do so,” said the R&A CEO, asked if it could lead to any uncomfortable situations this week. Today, the esteemed Edinburgh golfers include About 20 members.
No orange, but all top ten
So the next step will be taken this week with the “hosting” of the AIG Women’s Open. Unfortunately without a Dutch contribution, after Anne van Dam and Dewi Weber in nearby North Berwick failed to reach the finals on Monday. Fortunately, there is still plenty of star power to admire in the acclaimed Bonds Course, designed by Old Tom Morris, as the winds have proven very tough on countless openings over the years. For example, there is a global top 10 at the party, with Jin Young Ko, Minjee Lee, and Nelly Korda topping the list. We’ll also follow how the Swedish trio dominating the Women’s European Tour this year (Maja Stark, Len Grant and Jona Gustafsson), with fellow countryman Nordqvist of course also “in the mix”, continue.
TV: Ziggo Sport Docu: Thursday and Friday 12: 00-19: 00 Saturday and Sunday 14: 00-21: 00
Preparations underway at Muirfield pic.twitter.com/8NF3PanWY0
– LPGA (LPGA) August 1, 2022
4-7 DP World Tour, Cazoo Open powered by Gareth Bale, The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales. Prize for his position: 1,750,000 euros
After the Cazoo Classic and the Hero Open, the Cazoo Open is another smaller UK swing tournament, which many regulars skip. We say that with all due respect to Gareth Bale, who once again tied his name to the Championship but now plays football in Los Angeles and therefore can’t show his face at Celtic Manor. This South Wales Valleys resort has three championship courses, the most famous of which is the Twenty-Ten Course of the 2010 Ryder Cup. Guess what this job got its name from.
Huizing upholds the Dutch honor
From a Dutch point of view, we particularly remember this national opening in Wales since 2014, when Joost Luiten beat Tommy Fleetwood and Shane Lowry in the Twenty-Ten for his fourth win on the DP World Tour. But as of Thursday, we will have to make do with just one citizen, Dan Huizing. He still has to secure his card for next season, thus missing out on as few opportunities to play as possible. Johannes Fermann “Half Dutch” also appeared, while Nacho Elvira returned to Celtic Manor to defend his title.
TV: Ziggo Sport Golf: Thursday and Friday 15:30 – 21:00, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 – 16:30
– DP World Tour August 1, 2022
4-7 PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina. His Focus Award: $7.3 million
Do or Die, Up or Down for guys who aren’t sure their card on the PGA Tour and/or haven’t qualified for the lucrative FedExCup contest yet. The first selection will follow after the Wyndham Championship. Only the top 125 players from the annual ranking will begin in the first of three finals next week, and as always, there are a number of standout players who still have some work to do in the final tournament. For example, Danny Willett and Cameron Champ will not currently be cutting out the FedEx St. Jude, while Rickie Fowler and Matt Wallace are on the right side of the line.
Sedgefield Country Club, like the track the Tour did last week, is designed by Donald Ross. Prior to the arrival of the PGA Tour in 2008, the track was longer, but in recent years the winning score has often been below -20. Kevin Kesner took home the Silver Cup last year after winning a six-man playoff.
TV: Ziggo Sport Golf: Thursday and Friday 21:30 – 00:00, Saturday and Sunday 21:00 – 00:00
Advance Top 125 to #FedExCup Qualifiers:
121: Chaison Hadley
122: Kramer Hickok
123: Ricky Fowler
124: Wallace died
125: Austin Smotherman
126: Max McGreevy
127: Danny Willett
128: Justin Lorre
129: Nick Hardy
130: Cameron Champ
– PGA Tour (PGATOUR) August 1, 2022
4-7 Challenge Tour, Finnish Vierumäki Challenge, Vierumäki Resort, Vierumäki, Finland. Position prize: €250,000
Eleven championships before the end, it doesn’t really look like Lars van Meijel (44th in standings) or Robbie van West (126) will be promoted to the highest level at the end of the round. In any case, the duo won’t make the move this week, as neither of them are on the starting roster for the Finnish Challenge. That means Markus Heiligkeld, who punched a hole-in-one last year en route to his first of three wins that season, will not get a Dutch successor in Finland. We have Belgians on the field with Christopher Mavis and Christoph Oliniers.
3-5 LET Access, Vasteras Open, Orresta Golf & Konferens, Västeras, Sweden. His position prize: €40,000
The players of the LET Access series are at the start of a true ‘Swedish swing’. Four tournaments in five weeks, all in Sweden and organized in association with the Nordic Golf Tour. In the first two events, the women will stay near Stockholm, about an hour’s drive from the capital. In the starting list half full of Scandinavian players, there are also five Dutch names, namely Lauren Hulme, Zayn Pontan, Nikki Hofstede, Anouk Soher and Marit Harrivan.
8-10 Pro Golf Tour, Richter + Frenzel Open, Golf Club Fürth, Fürth, Germany. His position prize: 30,000 euros
Golf Club Fürth is located in the north of the Bavarian city of the same name “where nature and city come together”. This year the association is celebrating its 30th anniversary and to celebrate its invitation to the Pro Golf Tour. This satellite circuit has been closed for a few weeks and is now making a comeback, with three more tournaments to run until the end of the season in Lower Saxony. A Top 5 qualifies you for promotion to the Challenge Tour, but Dario Antunes is currently the best national in the annual ranking. In Fürth, he will be joined by Mike Troup, Philip Potsma, Max Albertus, Stan Kray, Mats Markowitz, Norden van Tilburg, Aidan Verdonk, Michael Widema, Peter Melching and Rudi Vlasfeld.
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