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THE DYNAMIC BILLARD Euro Tour returns to one of its most popular venues as the St Johann im Pongau Open gets underway this Friday 14th April in the picturesque Austrian Alpine town. In fact, the Euro Tour’s history here goes as far back as 2010 when Karl Boyes defeated Nick van den Berg for his only Dynamic Billard Euro Tour victory. Since then, the likes of the Likes of Niels Feijen, Dennis Grabe, Mark Gray, Mario He, Alexander Kazakis, Eklent Kaci and Joshua Filler have all recorded championship wins in St. Johann.

Given the popularity of the venue, there is a whopping field of 246 players representing 41 countries registered to compete this week and due to venue sizing, the tournament is lengthened to four days with a conclusion being played out 17th April. The semi-finals and the final will be broadcast live or delayed to ten countries across Europe. For all other territories, play is available throughout via the EPBF website.

In addition, there is a Women’s Euro Tour event taking place on April 15th, concluding on Sunday 16th April. 55 players from 20 nations have registered which means that over 300 players will be in attendance in St Johann this weekend.

The defending champion this week is the ever-green Niels Feijen (Netherlands) who comes to St. Johann as the tour’s most successful player here, having recorded three victories in the Austrian mountains since the Euro Tour first visited in 2010. Wins in 2013, 2015 as well as last year where he defeated Francisco Sanchez Ruiz in the final, make this a happy hunting ground for the Terminator.

The 46 year-old Dutchman explained why, “I think, first of all, I really enjoy being in St. Johann. It’s a lovely place and the weather has always been awesome when we’ve been here. It’s a feel good place, you have the wellness, the swimming pool, the fresh air, you can go for a walk, and that’s good for the mind, good for the soul and that’s good for the game.

“It’s a great place to compete and that helped me get my focus right. Last year, I’ve enjoyed the view from the room, my concentration was good and levels were high and that resulted in another win. I know it’s one of the players favourite spots and not to be negative, a lot of the places we play in through the year are pretty boring. And St Johann is the exception to that and I think the best Euro Tour there is in the year and always a full field.

Despite being at the veteran stage of his career, Feijen doesn’t go with the prevailing notion that with age comes fallibility; “It’s just a myth that if you’re getting older, you’re going to lose it and blah blah blah. The thing that does matter when you’re older is that you have more obligations. You have family and other stuff that you’re taking care of on the side so that reduces your focus if you let it.

“And maybe if you’ve been competing for 25 years as a pro then your hunger can go down and I’ve realised that I’m in the final phase of my career and instead of that making me less hungry it’s making me hungrier. I want to go out with a bang and that means good results and not getting weaker and weaker to the point where I don’t want to play anymore. I like to compete and to compete well otherwise I don’t want to do it. Excellence is high on my list. If I commit well and make the right choices then my game is as good as ever. I think I’m a better player now than when I won the world title in 2014. As long as I take care of myself then I can compete at a high level. I don’t think I’m done yet and have plenty more in the tank,” he added.

As well as the prize money, there are Tour ranking points on offer, so there is everything to play for. All Euro Tour tournaments are 9-ball and players compete in a double-elimination format, playing down to the last 32 competitors, and then single elimination until the finish. All matches are races to 9 racks with alternate break.

All the matches can be viewed live by visiting www.epbf.com/tournaments/eurot our/ and clicking on the ‘LIVE’ button. This will take you through to viewing options. In addition, selected matches will be streamed on Facebook Live on the EPBF page.

The semi-finals and final, played out on Monday night, will be live or highlights on the following television stations across Europe;

SportKlub HD – Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Greece Duo5 – Estonia SportKlub – Poland ORF – Austria

Results, live scoring, and draw are available at www.epbf.com

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Luke Donald has appointed Edoardo Molinari as his first Vice Captain for the 2025 Ryder Cup which will be played at Bethpage Black, New York, USA from September 26-28, 2025.

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Molinari will return to Donald’s backroom team after a highly-successful stint in the role for the 2023 Ryder Cup in his native Italy, where Team Europe secured a memorable 16 ½ - 11 ½ victory against the United States at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club.

The Italian, alongside his brother Francesco, was part of the victorious European Team as a player in the 2010 Ryder Cup at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales. He has also won three times on the DP World Tour and made 402 Tour appearances to date.

The 42-year-old, a popular figure within the game, proved crucial to Team Europe’s success in Rome, with Captain Donald placing a key emphasis on Molinari’s statistical analysis model in the months leading up to, and during, the biennial contest.

Molinari said: “I’m very happy. It’s something that I’m very proud of and probably means I did a pretty decent job last time, so I cannot wait to help the team and Luke again in Bethpage and I’m really looking forward to it.

“Luke called me the very day he was named captain, a little before the official announcement, and said he really enjoyed working with me in Rome and would like my help again. We had another chat about a week later, maybe 30 or 40 minutes on the phone, chatted about a few things and he asked me and I said of course, I would happily do it all over again.

“I think Rory put it best in the press conference after Rome, he said the most difficult thing in golf these days is to win an away Ryder Cup. It hasn’t been done in many years now, Luke was part of the team in Medinah, the last one that Europe won away, and hopefully we can produce something similar.

“I cannot wait. I’ve never been part of an away Ryder Cup. I heard it will be very tough, very difficult, you need to have a lot of patience and calmness, but I cannot wait to get started. I cannot wait to be at Bethpage with the whole team, it’s going to be a long two years waiting for that week, but it will be extremely exciting and hopefully we can win again.”

European Ryder Cup Captain Luke Donald said: “Edoardo is someone I have got to know very well over the last couple of years and he’s going to be a great addition again for the 2025 Ryder Cup.

“He plays a very significant role. He’s playing full-time out here on the DP World Tour, he’s a good player, a Ryder Cupper and he knows what it’s all about. He’s around the players a lot and he works with a lot of players on their statistics as well.

“I’ll lean heavily on him with the qualification criteria and then when we get close to the matches, how the team is forming, how their skillsets match to the golf course at Bethpage and whether they’re more foursomes-related pairings, fourballs-related players, and putting those pairings together.

“We spent a lot of time together over the last couple of years, we grew very close. He was extremely important to the whole journey and the process and he’ll be even more important on this away one. If we can create some history and try and win away from home, it’s going to be a very, very sweet four years together.”

Molinari and his brother Francesco followed compatriot Costantino Rocca into Ryder Cup folklore when they represented Europe in the Ryder Cup in 2010 at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.

The Molinaris became the first brothers to compete against the United States since Bernard and Geoffrey Hunt played in the 1963 Great Britain & Ireland team, when they played in the 2010 contest at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales. They halved their fourballs match against Stewart Cink and Matt Kuchar, while Edoardo contributed another crucial half point in his singles match against Rickie Fowler as Europe triumphed 14½-13½.

In addition to his three victories on the DP World Tour, Molinari was also the Challenge Tour Number One in 2009 and is a respected member of the DP World Tour’s Tournament Committee.

Before turning professional, Molinari won the 2005 US Amateur Championship and alongside Francesco, claimed the World Cup of Golf for Italy in 2009 at Mission Hills in China.

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Elon Musk lays wreath at Auschwitz after private tour with Ben Shapiro and European rabbi

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KRAKOW ( JTA ) — Elon Musk went on a private tour of Auschwitz ahead of a day of engagement with European Jewish leaders.

A delegation from the European Jewish Association conference in Krakow, where Musk is a featured speaker, is scheduled to visit the Nazi concentration camp on Tuesday. But the tech magnate — who has received criticism for allowing and abetting antisemitism on X, formerly Twitter, the social media platform he owns — instead visited on Monday “due to schedule concerns,” conference participants were told.

Musk traveled with Ben Shapiro, the Jewish right-wing pundit; EJA Chairman Rabbi Menachem Margolin, who is affiliated with the Chabad Hasidic movement; and Gidon Lev, an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor who was imprisoned at a different concentration camp as a child. Musk also brought along one of his young sons and carried him on his shoulders through the camp, including under the infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“Work Makes One Free”) sign at the camp’s entrance, according to pictures distributed by EJA.

Musk laid a wreath and took part in a memorial ceremony, according to the Jewish group. A video shows him getting a tour from an Auschwitz guide and standing during a memorial prayer. Musk did not immediately elaborate on the visit on X, though he did share a picture of himself and Shapiro there.

The visit comes four months after Musk tentatively agreed to visit Auschwitz during a live chat on X with Margolin , who exhorted him “to walk there, to feel it, to understand it,” and other right-leaning Jewish leaders that was hosted by Shapiro, who has a large following on X.

At first Musk rejected the invitation, saying, “I’m very well aware of the Holocaust and Auschwitz and Dachau and whatnot, and all the things that happened that were terrible. So this is not certainly new information for me. So I don’t need to visit Auschwitz to understand. I get it.”

But after Margolin pressed the issue, Musk responded, “I will seriously consider it,” before later adding that he could swing by after a visit to a factory he owns in Berlin. “Consider it a tentative yes,” he subsequently said.

That was before Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel and Israel’s resulting war in Gaza, which has triggered a new wave of anti-Israel and antisemitic sentiment on social media, including X. Musk visited a ravaged kibbutz in southern Israel with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in late November , saying that he found the experience “jarring” and left convinced that Israel should continue its war in Gaza. But he also drew fire — and the ire of more advertisers — for calling an antisemitic post “the actual truth.”

Musk is scheduled to take part in a live conversation about online antisemitism with Shapiro on Monday night at the conference, titled “NEVER AGAIN: Lip Service or Deep Commitment?”

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His remarks, part of an effort to atone for comments many called antisemitic, came after a visit to the Auschwitz death camp site.

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Pushing back against accusations of antisemitism, Elon Musk has in recent months visited Israel, hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Tesla factory in California and repeatedly insisted he bears no animus toward Jews.

On Monday, he took his penitence tour to a new level, declaring himself “aspirationally Jewish” after a visit to the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz in southern Poland, where he lit a candle in memory of the millions of Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

Mr. Musk, the owner of X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, stirred outrage — and an exodus of advertisers — in November when he endorsed an antisemitic post on X as “the actual truth.” The post accused Jewish communities of pushing “hatred against whites” and supporting the immigration of “hordes of minorities.”

The White House denounced Mr. Musk for “abhorrent promotion of antisemitic and racist hate.”

He quickly apologized for his intervention, saying “it might be literally the worst and dumbest post I’ve ever done.” He has been scrambling since to calm the outcry and halt the flight of advertisers.

But his atonement has come in fits and starts. After apologizing for giving a thumbs up to an antisemitic theory about Jews conspiring to dilute the white population, he used an interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times to tell unhappy advertisers to get lost in vulgar terms and accused them of trying to blackmail him. He also threatened to take legal action against the Anti-Defamation League, a rights group that has complained about the rise in antisemitism on X.

He is now back to presenting his less pugnacious, more understanding side.

After a visit to Israel in late November, during which he toured a kibbutz where dozens of people were killed during the Hamas terrorist attack on Oct. 7, Mr. Musk on Monday toured the site of what once was the Auschwitz concentration camp with his 3-year-old son. He was escorted by Rabbi Menachem Margolin, the chairman and founder of the European Jewish Association.

Speaking later at a conference on antisemitism organized by the association in the nearby Polish city of Krakow, Mr. Musk said he had been “somewhat naïve” about the dangers posed by anti-Jewish sentiment because “in the circles I move in, I see no antisemitism.”

“Two-thirds of my friends are Jewish,” he said. “I’m Jewish by association. I’m aspirationally Jewish.”

He added that “it blew my mind” to see protesters at elite U.S. colleges showing support for Hamas by chanting slogans against Israel and its right to exist. “At elite campuses you are supposed to be enlightened, not sponsoring hate,” he said.

At the same time, however, he repeated his longstanding position — as a self-declared “free speech absolutist” — that censorship is not a good way to counter hate speech, noting that one of the first things Hitler did after coming to power in Germany in 1933 was to “shut down the press” and silence critical voices.

Mr. Musk has faced a storm of criticism from the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish groups in the United States that say he has allowed X to become a vessel for antisemitic hatred since he purchased the platform for $44 billion in October 2022.

A study last year by two British groups found that the number of “plausibly antisemitic” posts rose by 105 percent in the months after Mr. Musk took control of the platform and relaxed safeguards against hate speech. “Our data presents a clear picture: antisemitism spiked on Twitter” after Mr. Musk bought it and “has stayed at an elevated level in the months thereafter,” the groups said in a report.

Manuel Valls, a former French prime minister who attended the Krakow conference, warned that social media has helped spread antisemitism under the guise of criticism of Israel, particularly its military assault on Gaza, in which around 25,000 Palestinians have been killed. Describing antisemitism as both “hatred of Jews and hatred of Israel,” Mr. Vals said social media was now playing a particularly dangerous role. “It is here that the main battle will take place,” he said.

A video presentation before Mr. Musk took the stage in Krakow to answer questions from the right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro presented social media as a force for good that, had it existed in the 1930s, could have reduced the scale of the Holocaust by alerting Europe’s Jews to Hitler’s death camps and allowing them to flee before it was too late.

Mr. Musk said he had seen film from Auschwitz, which was liberated by the Soviet Army in January 1945, “but it hits you much more in the heart when you see it in person. I’m still absorbing the tragedy of what happened.”

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Professional golf appeared poised to end 2023 with the PGA Tour and LIV Golf in lockstep after two years of animosity, attrition, ill will and legal action. A framework agreement announced in June and was set for approval on Sunday aimed to conjoin two warring tours, along with the DP World (European) Tour.

The PGA Tour, DP World Tour and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund extended the self-imposed deadline for the new venture tentatively called PGA Tour Enterprises.

Whatever happens, questions will remain.

During the Dec. 16-17 PNC Championship in Orlando , several of the top golfers in recent decades spoke to the Orlando Sentinel about several topics surrounding the sport’s most fractious period of the modern era.

Is there enough audience and interest for two high-level tours to coexist?

PNC winner Bernhard Langer and Nick Faldo were at the top of their games during the European Tour’s heyday in the 1980s and ’90s when Hall of Famers Seve Ballesteros , Sandy Lyle, Jose Maria Olazabal and Colin Montgomerie also were among the world’s top players. Across the Atlantic Ocean, the PGA Tour had its share of stars and big events.

“We had a period at the end of the ‘80s we had five of the top eight [ranked golfers],” Faldo, 66, said. “We were strong.”

Yet other than the biennial Ryder Cup the tours went about their business bereft of tension between them.

Saudi-financed LIV Golf’s emergence in late 2022 brought a different dynamic and competition for top golfers. Among the PGA Tour players who left to cash in are three of past five major champions (Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Cam Smith), top attraction Bryson DeChambeau , former world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and living legend Phil Mickelson .

A niche sport with a limited dedicated audience outside the major championships now attempts to produce two appealing tours.

“The risk is the financial backing they have at LIV, they don’t need to be compelling,” former Tour star Jim Furyk said. “The PGA Tour has to be compelling. We have to be the premiere tour in the world to stay the same.”

During Langer’s prime, two tours thrived before Tiger Woods and Mickelson shifted the balance of power, marginalized the Euros and carried the sport to new heights of popularity.

“Is it good for the game of golf?” Langer, 66, said. “We’ll find out in 10 or 15 years.”

Faldo, an analyst for CBS from 2006-22, said the current model is unsustainable.

“We’re too thin between three tours: LIV, PGA Tour and Europe,” he said. “The ultimate solution is to have a world tour where you get 120 players traveling the world … playing about 20 events, plus the majors. There’s too much golf.

“But that’s a long way off. That would require serious organizing.”

Is commissioner Jay Monahan the man to lead the PGA Tour forward?

Monahan’s missteps began when he refused to a phone call from LIV organizers in December 2022 and continued as he presented the framework agreement to players in October 2023 having failed to get their input. In the time between, the 54-year-old stepped away for nearly two months to seek medical care for anxiety amid a cascade of criticism and calls for his resignation.

“He’s trying to do the best he can,” Furyk said. “Maybe going back and take that phone the first time they came in and having talks early on, not being combative now looking back in hindsight, may have been the way to go.”

Furyk calls Monahan a friend who belongs to the same country club.

“It’s hard for me to step out of that and be a little unbiased,” Furyk said.

The decision will come down to a vote from the PGA Tour Policy Board. The 12-man group includes six players including Woods, who recently joined.

Former world No. 1 David Duval has not been a regular active Tour player since 2014, but became a Golf Channel analyst in ’15 paid for his opinions. The 52-year-old does not mince words regarding Monahan.

“I love Jay,” Duval said “He’s been an excellent commissioner. But the way it’s transpired, I struggle even as a friend to see how he continues to lead the Tour. They certainly at least have to explore other possibilities.

“If they don’t do that, I think the membership is going to be pretty upset.”

Will signature events undercut the sport?

Furyk cheered fellow Jacksonville resident David Lingmerth’s unexpected win at the 2015 Memorial Tournament, where Jack Nickalus greeted him behind the 18th green.

Matt Every’s back-to-back wins (2014-15) at the Arnold Palmer Invitational did not drive TV ratings like Woods’ eight wins at Bay Hill. But the Orlando community could get behind victories by a former UF star who used to attend the event as a kid from Daytona Beach.

These feel-good stories will be a thing of the past in 2024 as so-called signature events will reduce the field to 70-80 of the top performers from the previous and current seasons.

“In both cases, I bet those guys would not have gotten into those fields in signature events,” Furyk said of Lingmerth and Every. “I like the access. They still have to beat the best guys in the world. If you do, good for you.”

Smaller fields are good for the top players who pushed for change because of $25 million purses offered by LIV to 48-player fields. With the 2023 arrival of signature events, the API raised the purse from $12 million to $20 million for 120 players.

“The LIV Tour is pushing the PGA Tour to make some changes,” said Matt Kuchar, a Winter Park native and winner of the 2013 Memorial. “If you were a player on Tour this year, you had full-field events with giant purses. This was a great year to be on Tour. This coming year, if you’re inside that Top 50, it stands to be an incredible year.”

The tournaments themselves will be unrecognizable to traditionalists.

The Arnie, Memorial and Genesis still will have a 36-hole cut, but the other five, including the storied Pebble Beach Pro-Am and Heritage, will have none. Kuchar, 45, wonders whether the format will endure.

“I don’t see this being the final rendition of what the PGA Tour looks like,” he said.

How will lower-profile tournaments fare?

The elimination of the 54-tournament wraparound season leaves 39 official events on the 2024 calendar, with many also offering less-appealing fields and purses.

Two legs of the four-tournament Florida Swing have already suffered in recent years. The Honda Classic lost the longest-standing sponsor on Tour. The Feb. 29-March 3 event is now funded by the information technology company Cognizant. Tampa’s Valspar Championship moved to the week after the Players Championship, the Tour’s showcase event and often followed by a week off for top players.

Ticket sales, TV ratings and charitable donations could suffer.

“With the dynamics happening in the professional world, I understand some of it,” Duval said. “As long as it doesn’t compromise the integrity of the other events that are so vital to the communities they’re in you can see the importance of it.”

Faldo wonders how long sponsors will stay on board.

“It’s not good value,” he said. “You want the best players and you’re not going to get the best players. That’s what they got to look after. The whole thing is going to collapse.”

What’s the impact of Rahm’s recent exodus to LIV?

Rahm stood by the PGA Tour until LIV made the 29-year-old Spaniard an offer he couldn’t refuse. Langer, who turned pro at age 15 in Germany, does not begrudge Rahm, who’s endured ample criticism.

“Every individual’s decision,” Langer said. “We’re all professionals. We do it for a living. We’re not doing it for fun; fun comes with it with winning and being successful. I don’t like the LIV Tour, but I understand some of the guys who take the money.”

Faldo called the move “hypocritical” and “disappointing” given Rahm’s public support for the PGA Tour. The bigger concern is a potential ripple effect.

“He could do a lot of damage because he’s a star on the PGA Tour,” Faldo said. “A lot of sponsors are going to say if they lose a couple of more we’ve had enough of this, we’re not going to get the field we want to get. He could really start a really disruptive time.”

Edgar Thompson can be reached at [email protected] .

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