Golf stars get chance to try Ryder course at Italian Open

'Lots of champions are taking part' - Federation head Chimenti

Redazione ANSA ROME

(ANSA) - ROME, SEP 6 - The Italian Open is set to boast an especially strong field this year as it is taking place at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club near Rome, which is also the venue for next year's Ryder Cup.
    "Lots of champions will take part in the Italian Open in order to get acquainted with the Ryder Cup 2023 course," Italian Golf Federation President Franco Chimenti told a news conference presenting the tournament running September 15 to 18.
    "We'll be at the centre of everything. It will be a crowning moment".
    Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) President Giovanni Malagò echoed those sentiments.
    "The 2023 is an event that gives us gigantic sporting prestige at the global level," Malagò said.
    "Today Italy is being talked about because of this great event.
    "The Italian Open is the child of the bid (to host) the Ryder Cup". (ANSA).