Chervò Golf Club in Brescia has been announced as the host venue for this year’s Italian Open, which takes place from October 22-25.
The venue, next to Lake Garda, which opened in 2008, will host the tournament for the first time as the Italian Open marks its 77th edition.
The tournament will have a prize fund of €1million and will take place after the European Tour’s four-week autumn stretch in the UK, before the Tour then heads to Cyprus for the first time for two consecutive events.
Franco Chimenti, Federazione Italiana Golf President and CONI Vice President, made the announcement following his re-election for a sixth term as FIG President earlier this week.
He said: “Despite the long lockdown, the operational team of FIG has never stopped. Our focus has always been on Italian golf in the present and into the future, looking for solutions to the problems we faced during these times of social distancing, leveraging our creativity whilst still respecting the rules. We are looking forward to this international showcase event as we head towards hosting the Ryder Cup in 2023. Italian golf doesn’t stop. We focus on today and tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, the European Tour in conjunction with Kenya Open Golf Limited, today also confirmed the Magical Kenya Open, scheduled to take place from November 12-15 at Karen Country Club, has been cancelled. The tournament will instead be part of the European Tour’s schedule in 2021, returning to a March date which has been tradition since the first Kenya Open Championship in 1967.