Edoardo Molinari, vice-captain of the next Ryder Cup 2023, expressed in a tweet all his concern about the future of the Valderrama field, the recent Andalusia Masters theater. According to persistent rumors published by the Daily Telegraph, there are in fact ongoing negotiations between the Spanish club and Greg Norman (through the mediation of Sergio Garcia), with the aim of bringing a stage of the LIV circuit to those fairways already in 2023.
If so, Valderrama could no longer host any DP World Tour event, despite the indissoluble link created over the years between the same club and the Old Continent circuit.
Edoardo Molinari, tweet
In his tweet, Molinari, after dedicating sports words of praise to Adrián Otaegui, winner of the Andalusian Masters, and to the quality of the field where the tournament was played, asks the Valderrama partners to make a «right decision», a right decision , on the future positioning of the club.
For the DP World Tour, which, by arbitration by a London court, is already forced to open the doors of its competitions to the defeated LIV champions (and Otaegui is one of them), Valderrama loses as it would be the scene of the race. unbearable.
Robert McIntyre himself, fresh winner of the Italian Open, admitted that the Spanish track represents for Europeans what the Augusta National is for Americans: the COURSE par excellence. Not only that: Valderrama, in addition to hosting the Andalucía Masters since 2010, was also the club that launched the first Ryder Cup played outside British borders.
The year was 1997 and Severiano Ballesteros was the unforgettable European captain: on that occasion, with Costantino Rocca in the team, Europe destroyed the American squad in which a young Tiger Woods stood out. Edoardo Molinari had a brilliant amateur career, winning several national championships.
In 2005 he became the first Italian and the first European golfer to win the American amateur championship. As a result of that victory he qualified to play at the US Masters, the US Open and the British Open in 2006. [Citation needed] His younger brother Francesco is also a professional golfer.
He turned professional in 2006 after graduating in engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin. In 2007 he won the Club Colombia Masters and the Kenya Open. He won his third professional title at the Piemonte Open in May 2009, held in Turin. He also won the Kazakhstan Open in September and the Italian Federation Cup in October. european tour.