In Las Palmas (Spain) Thorbjorn Olesen sets the new record of the course, the Meloneras Golf (par 70), and with a bogey free trial (with an eagle and 7 birdies) closed in 61 (-9) out of a total of 126 ( 65 61, -14) shots fly to the top of the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open standings.
Thorbjorn Olesen, new record
In the European Tour tournament a great comeback for the Dane who recovers 11 positions and in the middle of the race leads the leaderboard with an advantage over the Welsh Rhys Enoch and the Dutch Wil Besseling (for him 36 holes without bogey), both 2 / i with 127 (-13).
Among the Azzurri there are good comebacks for Nino Bertasio from Brescia, from 84 / o to 23 / o with 132 (69 63, -8) after a test without bogey confirmed by 7 birdies, and Guido Migliozzi from Vicenza, who climbed from 108 / o to 45 / or placed with 134 (70 64, -6) like the Apulian Francesco Laporta (66 68). While the Turin Edoardo Molinari (-3), the Florentine Lorenzo Gagli (par) and the Roman (but resident in the United States) Andrea Pavan (+6) came out.
Halfway through the race the Austrian Matthias Schwab is also at the top of the ranking (also for him, as in the case of Besseling, 36 holes without errors), 4 / o with 128 (-12) alongside the French Robin Roussel and the German Maximilian Kieffer, both among the four leaders at the end of the opening round.
In the Canary Islands Olesen – for him five titles on the European Tour, two of which arrived in Italy – after being arrested (in August 2019) for harassment on a flight that was taking him from Nashville to London, with consequent suspension from racing of the greatest continental circuit, seeks redemption.
It's called the "Player Impact Program" and is the PGA Tour's answer to the Premier Golf League (PGL) which, from 2022, aims to propose a new green circuit between pharaonic prize pools and big ambitions. The top American men's circuit has created a project aimed at premiere the stars that bring benefits to golf and to the organization including the involvement of fans and sponsors.
On the pot 40 million dollars distributed among 10 players, 8 of which will go to the champion who will have brought more results beyond the field. The chosen ones will be determined based on their "impact score", a spokesperson for the PGA Tour tells Golfweek. With the US organization that has already distributed to players the metrics by which they will be ranked. "Their popularity in google searches" and through social networks will also be fundamental. The PGA Tour will use an algorithm to determine the final scores and to benefit, among others, could be champions, needless to say, like Tiger Woods. But also Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler, a phenomenon of popularity but in great crisis of results on the field.