Soudal Open confirms two more top players

Ryder Cup stars Rafa Cabrera Bello and Bernd Wiesberger will play the Soudal Open for the first time at Rinkven International Golf Club from May 12-15.

Soudal Open, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Bernd Wiesberger

They will join local favorites Thomas Pieters, Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Detry as the Belgian National Open returns to the DP World Tour schedule in 2022.

Four-time winner Cabrera Bello has had a fast start to the season and is currently ranked fifth in the DP World Tour standings after his second tie at the first Rolex Series tournament of the year in Abu Dhabi.

Wiesberger, meanwhile, has eight DP World Tour wins to his name and the Austrian will be looking to recapture the form that took him to his rookie debut in the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits last September. Local favorite Pieters is currently second in the DP World Tour Rankings after winning the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship and will play again at his home course on the outskirts of Antwerp.

For Belgian golf fans, ten places for this year’s US Open will be available through the European Qualifying Series 2022 comprising four DP World Tour events, including the Soudal Open. The USGA has confirmed that places on the ground at the Country Club, Brookline, will be awarded to the top ten aggregate points winners, not otherwise exempt, at the end of the mini-series including: the Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett ( May 5-8), the Soudal Open (May 12-15), the Dutch Open (May 26-29) and the Porsche European Open (June 2-5).

He is one of 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 some 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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