Ein Bay Open, first tournament of the Alps Tour


In Egypt everything is ready for the start of the 2022 Alps Tour season. The third European men’s golf circuit will start from the Ein Bay Open, a tournament which will take place from February 22 to 24 at the Sokhna Golf Club (par 72), Ain Sokhna (Suez).

There will be 27 Italians on the pitch who will try to succeed the Spaniard Angel Hidalgo Portillo, winner in 2021 on the honor roll. In the field, which sees 20 nations represented, the Frenchman Pierre Pineau and the Spaniard Jacobo Pastor are aiming for a leading role, respectively second and third classified in the last edition of the race.

Tour of the Alps, Egypt

Among the Azzurri, in addition to Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli, winner of the Order of Merit of the Alps Tour in 2019, there will also be Luca Cianchetti and Stefano Mazzoli, who on this route both won the Red Sea Little Venice Open respectively in 2021 and in the 2020.

Also present were Ludovico Addabbo, Cristiano Terragni, Edoardo Giletta, Andrea Saracino, Riccardo Bregoli and Gregorio De Leo. To these are added Filippo Bergamaschi, Marco Archetti, Jacopo Albertoni, Andrea Romano, Flavio Michetti, Manfredi Manica, Michele Ortolani, Gianmaria Rean Tinchero, Alessandro Notaro, Federico Zucchetti, Carlo Casalegno, Giacomo Fortini, Davide Buchi, Giulio Castagnara, Federico Livio, Takayuki Matsui, Rocco Sanjust and Gianluca Proietti.

The tournament, which offers a prize pool of 40,000 euros, will be played over a distance of 54 holes with a cut after 36. He is among the most successful sportsmen of all time, as well as one of the richest in the world. In terms of firsts, Tiger Woods is still present: 15 major tournaments won, 110 professional tournaments, the most successful golfer in the history of the sport.

Statistics that explain why he managed to stay at the top of the world rankings for 683 weeks (including 281 consecutive) and especially because in 2014 he became the first athlete in the world to have crossed the billion dollar mark.

Astronomical figure which also justifies the fact that Tiger Woods can afford a yacht like the Privacy, a real fairy tale boat. And obviously, we’re talking about something that was expensive. If you imagine a luxury yacht and a little comfort on board, then Privacy has it.

48 meters long, with a total area of ​​600 square meters, this yacht was purchased by the golfer in 2004. Equipped with five cabins that can accommodate a total of ten people, it also has four quarters for nine crew members .

Tiger Woods usually calls it “my dinghy” even though everything looks like a dinghy: with a cruising speed of 18 knots, it also has an onboard gym where the golfer continues to train. Woods, in fact, prefers to stay on this yacht during tournaments held in New York.

With cherry wood interiors, Privacy also boasts a three-person elevator, a huge jacuzzi, big enough to seat eight, and the inevitable cinema room and bar area. The little extra of this mega yacht is provided by the area that Tiger Woods wanted dedicated to scuba diving: this also explains the presence of an (inflatable) decompression chamber and an area dedicated to filling bottles. ‘oxygen.

The luxury is also complemented by three jet skis and two scooters for short shore excursions. Obviously, all this has a price: privacy costs 17 million euros and its annual maintenance amounts to 1.7 million euros.


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