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Manassero and Migliozzi Delighted to be Back on Home Soil

Guido Migliozzi

Home favourites Matteo Manassero and Guido Migliozzi are back in Italy, ready to impress at the Italian Open presented by Regione Emilia-Romagna.

These two dynamic golfers, both recent winners on the DP World Tour, are eager to showcase their skills at the Adriatic Golf Club.

Guido Migliozzi: The Man on Fire

Guido Migliozzi arrives in scintillating form, having just claimed his fourth DP World Tour title at the KLM Open.

His performance was nothing short of spectacular, making him a strong contender for the Italian Open.

Migliozzi’s journey has been one of consistent improvement and determination, culminating in this recent victory that has set the golf world abuzz.

Guido Migliozzi: “I’m proud to have brought home the victory in Holland, now I’m here in Emilia-Romagna and winning the Italian Open would be really nice. What I can say is that I’ll give it my all, it’s always nice to play in front of a home crowd and your family.”

Matteo Manassero: The Comeback Kid

Matteo Manassero, meanwhile, is enjoying a remarkable career resurgence. After a nearly 11-year gap between wins, he clinched victory at the Jonsson Workwear Open in March.

This triumph has rejuvenated his career, and he’s now poised to make a significant impact at the Italian Open.

Manassero’s journey is a testament to perseverance and passion, marking a new chapter in his illustrious career.

Matteo Manassero: “It’s always good to be back home. It’s been a few years since I’ve played the Italian Open because I was focusing on the Challenge Tour. We all know this place, it’s exciting to be here and competing.

“It gives extra motivation and also a little bit of extra pressure. All the family is going to be here, some friends.”

“I’m happy to have the support and I’m happy that they are sharing the experience with me.”

“It’s nice, but of course when it comes to tomorrow I need to be able to put it aside and be the normal me on the golf course.”

Italian Pride and Olympic Dreams

This season has been Italy’s most successful on the DP World Tour since 2019, thanks in large part to the achievements of Manassero and Migliozzi.

Both golfers have also secured qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics, where they will represent Italy for the second time.

Manassero previously competed in Rio in 2016, while Migliozzi participated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

They are among 20 players striving to become the first home winner of the Italian Open since Francesco Molinari’s victory in 2016.

The Competitive Field

The Italian Open boasts a strong field, including last week’s KLM Open runner-up Joe Dean.

Dean’s impressive finish alongside Migliozzi earned him a spot at The 152nd Open.

Scotsman Calum Hill, currently fourth on the European Swing Rankings, is also in the mix and aiming to secure his place at next month’s Genesis Scottish Open.

The Open Qualifying Series

As part of The Open Qualifying Series, the Italian Open offers two places for The 152nd Open to the leading two players not otherwise exempt.

This adds an extra layer of excitement and opportunity for the competitors, making every swing and putt crucial.

The Thrill of the Italian Open

The Italian Open is set to be a thrilling spectacle, with home favourites Manassero and Migliozzi leading the charge.

Their recent successes have ignited a sense of national pride and anticipation, promising a captivating tournament for golf enthusiasts.