Global Edition

San Domenico to host Senior Italian Open

2.21pm 19th October 2021 - Courses

San Domenico Golf, located in the Puglia region of Italy, will provide the setting for the Sergio Melpignano Senior Italian Open from November 3-5, 2021.

The tournament with mark final stop on European soil for the inaugural Legends Tour schedule before the season draws to a close at the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius in December.

The 2021 Senior Italian Open will be played as a legacy to the late Sergio Melpignano, the driving force behind the development of the San Domenic and through his visionary entrepreneurship and determination he inspiringly lived his lifelong dream of bringing first-class golf to Puglia.

A strong field is set to compete for the title, including Costantino Rocca, the five-time European Tour winner and two-time Legends Tour winner. Rocca was the first Italian to compete in the Ryder Cup in 1993 and will be joined at San Domenico by two-time winner of the event Clark Dennis, of the United States, and Senior Major Champions Stephen Dodd and Roger Chapman.

England’s Barry Lane will tee it up as defending champion after triumphing in the most recent edition of the event in 2019 when he defeated Frenchman Marc Farry in a play-off, while 2005 US Open Champion Michael Campbell will also travel to San Domenico.

Phil Harrison, Chief Executive of the Legends Tour, said: “San Domenico Golf is a truly stunning venue and fits perfectly with our ethos of visiting world class destinations and showcasing them to the world. We are all looking forward to visiting Puglia next month as we bring the European leg of our season to an end.”

 / 

In related news...