A NUMBER Europe’s Ryder Cup players will be fine tuning their games at the 2012 BMW Italian Open this week a fortnight out from the big international contest in Chicago.
Nicolas Colsaerts, Martin Kaymer and Francesco Molinari will be hoping for confidence boosting performances in their last tournament before the cup.
Colsaerts and Molinari will both be chasing their second European Tour title of the season, having claimed the Volvo World Match Play Championship and the Open de España respectively, while former World Number One Kaymer, a ten-time European Tour winner, will be looking to find his best form after claiming the final automatic qualifying spot in the European Team.
European Team Captain José María Olazábal will also be teeing it up at the Royal Park I Roveri course outside of Turin along with his Vice Captains, Paul McGinley and Miguel Angel Jiménez, and the man who led Europe to glory at The Celtic Manor Resort in 2010, Colin Montgomerie.
England’s Robert Rock is the defending champion, having snatch the win last year in his maiden tour win.
Australian participants include Matthew Zions, Scott Strange, David McKenzie and Andrew Dodt.
The Italian Open is being telecast live in Australia on Fox Sports beginning Thursday 10.30pm – 2.30am
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