Three European Ryder Cup stars take part in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St Andrews this week, live on Sky Sports; We take a look at the other major events left on the 2023 calendar as the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour seasons conclude
10:28, UK, Tuesday, October 3, 2023
After an exciting two weeks of golf in Spain and Italy, during which Europe won the Solheim Cup for the third time in a row and reclaimed the Ryder Cup from the USA, we take a look at the major golf events that will take place later in 2023 – live Celestial Sports.. .
A trio of Ryder Cup stars will play in Scotland
Three members of the winning Team Europe squad on the Marco Simone GC will trade sunny climbs in Rome for some more temperamental weather in Scotland in October when they take part in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships in St Andrews.
Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Fitzpatrick from England will appear on the field, as well as the hosts’ hero, Robert MacIntyre from Scotland, who was undefeated in his debut Ryder Cup season.
Fleetwood secured a decisive cup point for Europe, beating the USA 16.5-11.5, and Fitzpatrick – for the third time – finally scored his first point. He will be joined on the Old Course this week by his brother Alex, Rasmus Hojgaard, the identical twin of Ryder Cup debutant Nicolai, and Team Europe vice-captains Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Bjorn.
Watch all four days live on Sky Sports Golfstarting from Thursday at 12:00.
Race to qualify for the DP World Tour Championship
The big end to the DP World Tour season is gaining momentum, and the Alfred Dunhill Links is the first of only five tournaments left on the 2023 calendar where players can secure a place at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai starting on November 16.
Only the top 50 players in the DP World Tour rankings at the time of the tournament are competing for the trophy, and past winners include Fitzpatrick, Rory McIlroy (both twice) and Jon Rahm three times, with his last triumph coming last year.
McIlroy currently leads the 2023 rankings, with Rahm in second place and fellow Team Europe Ryder Cup star Viktor Hovland in eighth.
The likes of MacIntyre (10th), Tyrell Hatton (12th) and Fleetwood (19th) are also doing well in qualifying, while Shane Lowry (35th), Ludvig Åberg (48th) and Fitzpatrick (60th) have some even more work.
End of the LPGA Tour and LET season
This year, there are eight more LPGA Tour events ahead of us, culminating in the CME Group Tour Championship on November 16, as well as six Ladies European Tour tournaments.
Last year, two-time major champion Lydia Ko of Australia won the Tour Championship for the second time, while England’s Charley Hull won in 2016.
There are still two Aramco Team Series events left in LET, the first of which will take place this week in Hong Kong – live on Sky Sports Golf from 6:00 a.m. on Friday, and the season will end with the Spanish Women’s Open tournament starting on November 23.
Golf Ladies European Tour live
Team Europe’s Ryder Cup success followed a 14-14 draw in Andalusia, Spain, which allowed the women to defend the Solheim Cup for the third consecutive year. Three of this team have competed in the Spanish Women’s Open in the last three years: Caroline Hedwall won last year, home favorite Carlota Ciganda in 2021 and Emily Pedersen in 2020.
The last fall PGA Tour events in the 2023 season
There will be six more PGA tour events before the end of the year, starting with this week’s Sanderson Farms Championship – live on Sky Sports Golf from 9 p.m. on Thursday, when Åberg will start.
The 23-year-old Swede, who impressed in his Ryder Cup debut by earning two points out of a possible four, qualified for six of the seven PGA Tour events he played in after turning professional in June, including a fourth-place finish John Deere Classic race. He then won the Omega European Masters on the DP World Tour in just his ninth tournament as a professional, solidifying his position on Luke Donald’s team.
The schedule includes trips to Japan, Mexico and Bermuda before the RSM Classic season ends on November 16.
More answers about LIV Golf and the future of its players?
The sports world was stunned earlier this year when the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and the Public Investment Fund, which finances LIV Golf, announced a framework agreement to standardize the game in the men’s game, with more information expected to emerge by the end of 2023.
Details surrounding this venture are still a long way from being confirmed, and rumors continue to swirl about what will happen as a result, and the deal – if it goes through – leaves many questions about the future of golf.
Where do they leave LIV Golf players looking to return to the PGA Tour? How can the LIV golf league continue? What does all this mean for Greg Norman’s future in sports? While we wait for more news to emerge, watch this space…
The PGA Tour season continues on Thursday with the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi, and the DP World Tour will travel to Scotland for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which will feature both events live on Sky Sports.
The next edition of the Ryder Cup will be held at Bethpage Black on September 26-28, 2025, while the next home edition will be held at Adare Manor in Ireland in 2027.
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