Golf, Italian Open: McIlroy leads, Fitzpatrick chases

Golf, Italian Open: McIlroy leads, Fitzpatrick chases
Golf, Italian Open: McIlroy leads, Fitzpatrick chases
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Rory McIlroy and Matt Fitzpatrick protagonists on the path of Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. The Northern Irish and English, respectively number 2 and 11 in the world, have also turned on the second round, suspended prematurely for the arrival of darkness. In the 79th edition of the Italian Golf Open it is head to head between the two. McIlroy, with a decisive birdie in the final and with a partial of 66 (-5), places himself in front with the total of -9 (67 66). Passed Fitzpatrick, who is now second with 134 (-8). British protagonists, given that in third position, with 135 (-7), there is in fact Tom Lewis, who precedes the French Pat Perez, fourth with 136 (-6). Behind them, in fifth place with 137 (-5) are three other Britons: Tyrrell Hatton (winner of the Italian Open in 2017), Jordan Smith and Luke Donald, captain of Team Europe at the Ryder Cup 2023.

The Italians: 21st the young Michetti

Francesco Molinari comeback. The Turin-born climbs over 50 positions and is now 33rd with 141 (-1), after a lap in 68 (-3) closed with regret, due to a bogey at 18. Alongside him there are also Guido Migliozzi and Filippo Celli . But the best of the Azzurri to date is the young amateur Flavio Michetti, 21st with 139 (-3), registered for Marco Simone, who received an invitation to play an hour before the closing of the registration of the tournament.

The programming of the Italian Open live on Sky

Saturday 17th September

  • From 1.15pm to 1.30pm: “Studio Golf”, Sky Sport Action and streaming on NOW
  • From 1.30pm to 6.15pm: third day, Sky Sport Action and streaming on NOW
  • From 6.15pm to 6.30pm: “Studio Golf”, Sky Sport Action and streaming on NOW

Sunday 18th September

  • From 1.15pm to 1.30pm: “Studio Golf”, Sky Sport Action and streaming on NOW
  • From 1.30pm to 6.15pm: fourth day, Sky Sport Action and streaming on NOW
  • From 6.15pm to 6.30pm: “Studio Golf”, Sky Sport Action and streaming on NOW

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