Sun Sentinel
European Golf Tour
€1,300,000 BMW Italian Open Field
Royal Park I Roveri (Trent Jones Sr Course)
Par 72 - 7282 Yards
Turin, Italy
May 6 - May 9, 2010
 
Thomas Aiken
Fredrik Andersson Hed
Phillip Archer
Peter Baker
Benn Barham
Sion E. Bebb
Nino Bertasio
Thomas Bjorn
Andrea Bolognesi (a)
Gregory Bourdy
Gary Boyd
Markus Brier
Paul Broadhurst
Mark Brown
Andrew Butterfield
Rafael Cabrera-Bello
Alejandro Canizares
Emanuele Canonica
Magnus A. Carlsson
Clodomiro Carranza
Christian Cevaer
Gary Clark
Darren Clarke
Julien Clement
George Coetzee
Robert Coles
Federico Colombo
Nicolas Colsaerts
Andrew Coltart
Marco Crespi
Rhys Davies
Carlos Del Moral
Francois Delamontagne
Robert Dinwiddie
David Dixon
Stephen Dodd
Andrew Dodt
Nick Dougherty
Bradley Dredge
Scott Drummond
David Drysdale
Simon Dyson
Rafa Echenique
Pelle Edberg
Jamie Elson
Klas Eriksson
Martin Erlandsson
Kenneth Ferrie
Oliver Fisher
Alastair Forsyth
Mark Foster
Marcus Fraser
Lorenzo Gagli
Stephen Gallacher
Chris Gane
Ignacio Garrido
Domenico Geminiani
Jean-Baptiste Gonnet
Ricardo Gonzalez
Tano Goya
Richard Green
Stephan Gross, Jr.
Julien Guerrier
Christoph Gunther
Peter Gustafsson
Mark F. Haastrup
Anton Haig
Gregory Havret
Benjamin Hebert
Scott Hend
Oskar Henningsson
Michael Hoey
David Horsey
David Howell
Sam Hutsby
Raphael Jacquelin
Steven Jeppesen
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Eirik Tage Johansen
Roope Kakko
Shiv Kapur
Simon Khan
James Kingston
Soren Kjeldsen
Rick Kulacz
Barry Lane
Jose Manuel Lara
Pablo Larrazabal
Paul Lawrie
Thomas Levet
Jose-Filipe Lima
Sam Little
Gary Lockerbie
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
Jean-Francois Lucquin
Joost Luiten
Mikael Lundberg
David Lynn
Andrea Maestroni
Matteo Manassero
Gareth Maybin
Andrew McArthur
Richard McEvoy
Ross McGowan
Mattia Miloro
Edoardo Molinari
Gregory Molteni
Colin Montgomerie
James Morrison
Gary Murphy
Ake Nilsson
Christian Nilsson
Henrik Nystrom
Steven O'Hara
Peter O'Malley
Fredrik Ohlsson
Gary Orr
Hennie Otto
John Parry
Andrea Pavan
Andrea Perrino
Phillip Price
Julien Quesne
Niccolo Quintarelli
Richie Ramsay
Jyoti Randhawa
Michele Reale
Stefano Reale
Costantino Rocca
Robert Rock
Carlos Rodiles
Marco Ruiz
Brett Rumford
James Ruth
Jarmo Sandelin
Marcel Siem
Patrik Sjoland
Lee Slattery
Marco Soffietti
Stefano Soffietti
Graeme Storm
Sven Struver
Carl Suneson
Alessandro Tadini
Andrew Tampion
Paolo Terreni
Simon Thornton
Miles Tunnicliff
Martin Ureta
Daniel Vancsik *
Anthony Wall
Paul Waring
Marc Warren
Steve Webster
Peter Whiteford
Chris Wood
* - Defending Champion
 
NOTES
Argentina`s Daniel Vancsik returns to Royal Park this week to defend his title at the BMW Italian Open. Last year, Vancsik won for the second time on the European Tour, carding a pair of 65s in the second and final rounds to cruise to a six-stroke win. Vancsik carded four rounds in the 60s for the week. He will have to contend with a field that includes five winners from earlier this season as well as two of the top Danes -- Anders Hansen and Soren Kjeldsen. They rank 55th and 56th in the world and are two of the highest ranked players competing this week. Italian teenager Matteo Manassero is making his professional debut this week. The 2009 British Amateur champion will be the second-youngest European Tour member in history at 17 years and 17 days old. Manassero will be nine days older than Seve Ballesteros was when he made his tour debut as a professional. Like Ballesteros, Manassero will make his pro debut at his country`s national open. Francesco Molinari became the first Italian to win this event in 26 years when he titled in 2006. However, he is competing on the PGA Tour this week, while his brother, Eduardo, will headline the Italian contingent at Royal Park. Golf Channel has coverage starting at 9:30 a.m. (et) Thursday and Friday, then at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The European Tour heads back to Spain next week for a new event, the Open Calla Millor Mallorca.