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Unione Naz. Consumatori su garanzia 97 mln a Ryder Cup: vergognoso

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 febbraio 2017

poletti-giuliano-Legacoop_11La commissione Finanze del Senato ha permesso al Credito sportivo di concedere la garanzia per 97 milioni alla Ryder Cup di golf, che sarà ospitata dall’Italia nel 2022. “E’ vergognoso che in un Paese in cui si è raggiunto il primato di poveri, 4,6 milioni di poveri assoluti, per i quali il Fondo per la lotta alla povertà è stato incrementato nell’ultima Legge di Bilancio di appena 150 milioni, quando lo stesso ministro Poletti ne aveva chiesti almeno 500, si diano garanzie per 97 milioni per l’organizzazione di un evento sportivo, per quanto prestigioso. Evidentemente non si comprende quali sono le priorità di questo Paese” afferma Massimiliano Dona, presidente dell’Unione Nazionale Consumatori. L’associazione ricorda che questa spesa era già prevista nell’ultima Legge di Bilancio, una legge nella quale ci sono ben 120 interventi di spesa. Un comma su cinque prevede un impegno per le casse dello Stato: dagli 83 milioni per le ciclovie turistiche ai 20 milioni di euro all’anno per le finali di coppa del mondo di Sci del 2020, dai 3 milioni per la biodiversità marina ai 2 mln all’anno per il fondo per le rievocazioni storiche, dai 20 mln per la promozione della lingua italiana all’estero (30 mln nel 2018 e 50 nel 2019) ai 4 mln all’anno per gli enti gestori di corsi di lingua all’estero. In totale un miliardo e mezzo (1,513 mln) nel solo 2017 per fondi ad hoc, che salgono a 1 mld e 689 nel 2018 e a 1 mld e 886 nel 2019. (L’emendamento passato in commissione è stato ritenuto nullo dal presidente del senato Grasso perché non attinente e in violazione del dettato costituzionale. Le opposizioni avevano ragione.)

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2016 Open de France: French stars hoping to taste success on home soil

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 giugno 2016

Rory McIlroyRyder Cup hero Victor Dubuisson began the season with a tie for fourth at the Nedbank Golf Challenge and although he is yet to threaten the upper echelons since, he feels his game is coming together, as indicates his ninth place finish last week at the ISPS Handa Global Cup on the Japan Golf Tour. “I didn’t play really well since the beginning of the season but, you know, that’s golf,” said the home favourite. “I feel like I’m playing better now. My driving is really good so then it is just about putting.” The Cannes-born player, who had his best result in his national open last year when he finished in a tie for twelfth, knows patience is the key to success on the Albatros course, the 2018 Ryder Cup venue: “It’s a tough course. Every shot you miss is at least a double-bogey here. It’s a lot of pressure on this course, and you know the scores are not going to be very low. Just focusing on hitting the fairway and greens.” Dubuisson has been paired for the first two rounds with World No. 4 Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland and Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello, and will begin his challenge at 8:20 am from the first tee on Thursday.Grégory Bourdy also arrives in some form with four consecutive top 20s under his belt, including a tie for 18that the U.S. Open, and the four-time European Tour winner is delighted a strong field has been assembled to boost the appeal of French golf. “It’s quite something the 100th edition. For me it’s one of my favourite tournaments, especially on this course,” he said. “It’s a beautiful course. A few good changes this year so I think it’s going to be a great Victor Dubuissonedition with a big field. Rory (McIlroy) is playing, Danny (Willett), Lee (Westwood). It’s a great field, a big tournament and it’s good for golf in France.” Bourdy will play his first two rounds alongside Englishmen Danny Willett, the Masters champion, and Lee Westwood, from the first tee at 1:20 pm on Thursday.
Mike Lorenzo-Vera knows he faces a big test this week at Le Golf National but he is determined to enjoy himself on home turf at the 100th Open de France. The flamboyant Frenchman made the cut at his home event for the first time in six attempts last year and he did it in some style, securing a top ten finish as Bernd Wiesberger took home the title. He arrives in Paris off the back of a top ten at the BMW International and with his other top ten finish this season coming on another difficult track at the Real Club Valderrama Open de España, Hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation, he is used to tough challenges. “I had a really good year last year,” he said. “I finished sixth and I was very happy but normally I miss the cut every time so I’m just going to try to keep those good memories here and try to have fun with the public because they are really nice to me. I’ll try to please them with my game. It tests everything. Your patience, your quality of striking, your driving, your putting, everything is under pressure here so you need to be a complete player to be able to do well here.” The Biarritz-born player will tee off from the 10th tee at 1:50 pm alongside Thai Thongchai Jaidee and England’s Tommy Fleetwood.A total of 26 French players will tee off in the 100th edition of the tournament, which is the oldest national open in Continental Europe and only the seventh in the world to reach this milestone. (photos: Rory McIlroy, Victor Dubuisson)

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2016 Open de France: a truly exceptional field!

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 11 giugno 2016

Open de FranceWith only three weeks to go until the Open de France, which will take place from 30 June to 3 July at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, it only takes a glance at the entry list to see how exceptional is the field gathered for the tournament’s 100th staging. Unveiled one by one during the last few months, the leading stars at the Open de France are already well-known. On top of them all, Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, the World No. 3 and a four-time Major champion, will undoubtedly draw the most of the attention. Among his main rivals, Danny Willett from England, the recently-crowned Masters champion at Augusta National, will feature as the No. 1 challenger considering his ninth position in the Official World Golf Ranking.Other Major winners will appear in Continental Europe’s oldest national open championship, such as German Martin Kaymer and Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell. These two players have both lifted the Stoïber Cup, presented to the Open de France champion: the former back in 2009, the latter two times in a row in 2013 and 2014. Veterans Darren Clarke from Northern Ireland, Y.E. Yang from South Korea, Paul Open de France1Lawrie from Scotland and Mike Weir from Canada, all of whom boast one Major title to their résumé, will be joined by three-time Major champion Padraig Harrington from Ireland.Multiple Ryder Cup winners over the last two decades, the likes of McIlroy, Clarke, Harrington, Lawrie, McDowell and Kaymer will reunite, on the Albatros course which will be played for the first time in Ryder Cup configuration after ten months of improvement works, with a host of their former European teammates. This illustrious list includes Englishmen Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Ross Fisher and David Howell; Swedes Robert Karlsson, Niclas Fasth and Peter Hanson; Dane Thomas Bjørn, Scotsman Stephen Gallacher, Welshman Jamie Donaldson, Italian Francesco Molinari, Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson, who will spearhead the local challenge alongside Alexander Levy, Grégory Bourdy, Julien Quesne and Gary Stal, among others. Only England’s Ian Poulter, who was set to return to the Open de France, is likely to miss the tournament due to a foot injury.One must also acknowledge the presence of a few members of the World’s Top 50, among the most promising ones: Englands’s Chris Wood, the winner of the recent BMW PGA Championship; fellow countrymen Matthew Fitzpatrick, the Nordea Masters champion, and Andy Sullivan, a three-time winner on the 2015 Race to Dubai. Add also Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat, a two-time winner last season; Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Dane Søren Kjeldsen, who both enjoyed an excellent first half of the season; young Swede David Lingmerth, the 2015 Memorial champion on the U.S. PGA Tour, and of course French Open defending champion Bernd Wiesberger from Austria. (photo: Open de France)

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Mac masters Le Golf National

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 8 luglio 2013

Graeme McDowell won the Alstom Open de France to claim his third title of 2013 at Le Golf National before a 52,500 crowd.McDowell, who in his last eight tournaments has missed the cut five times and won the other three, carded a brilliant closing 67 at Le Golf National to finish nine under par, four clear of South Africa’s Richard Sterne, who had been only one behind until bogeys at the 16th and 17th allowed McDowell a victory march down the 18th fairway.Sterne eventually did well to par the 18th for a final round of 71 to make sure of outright second, with 2007 winner Graeme Storm and Spain’s Eduardo de la Riva a shot behind.McDowell missed the cut in last week’s Irish Open but reaped the rewards of staying on at Carton House over the weekend to work on his game, the first prize of €500,000 euros taking him within €30,000 of US Open Champion Justin Rose at the top of The Race to Dubai.”It’s very special after the last couple of months,” McDowell admitted.”It’s been a bit of a battle. It’s been a funny year. My game has not felt far away most weeks but I have missed a lot more cuts than normal and missing cuts hurts.”It certainly motivated me a lot the last few weeks. The US Open was a tough one to take and missing the cut in Ireland last week; it made me more hungry to want to be in positions like I was this afternoon.“To win a title as prestigious as the French Open over a course that I think is the best we play on The European Tour, is very special and something I will remember for a long time.”McDowell was quick to extol the virtues of Le Golf National as a Ryder Cup host venue, with the Versailles course set to host the biennal match between Europe and the United States in 2018.“It’s going to be a phenomenal venue come 2018,” he said. “I think the guys, Jean Van de Velde and his team, have done a fantastic job here. This golf course has got better and better every year and I think we are in for one of the greatest Ryder Cups of all time in a few years’ time, and I just hope I can be here for that.”

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