Rory McIlroy Round 1 Highlights at Marco Simone GC | 2022 DS Automobiles Italian Open
The best of the action from a tale of two nines as Rory McIlory began his DS Automobiles Italian Open campaign with an opening 67 at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club.
This week the DP World Tour heads to 2023 Ryder Cup venue Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, with some likely members of Luke Donald’s team teeing it up for the 2022 DS Automobiles Italian Open. World Number Two Rory McIlroy, reigning U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick, Major winner and home hero Francesco Molinari and 2020 Ryder Cup stars Viktor Hovland and Tyrrell Hatton are all in the Italian capital alongside Donald and Vice Captains Thomas Bjørn and Edoardo Molinari. McIlroy is enjoying a remarkable 2022, finishing second, third, fifth and eighth in the Major Championships and claiming two wins on the PGA TOUR en route to a record third FedEx Cup title. Add in a top three in Dubai and it is little surprise he also currently tops the DP World Tour Rankings in Partnership with Rolex. Eddie Pepperell claimed two wins in 2018 but this season found himself without full playing privileges and missed nine of his first 12 cuts. He has not finished outside the top 35 in his last six starts, however, and with three top 12s including a runner-up in that time, he is once again getting a taste for the right end of the leaderboard.