The 2023 DS Automobiles Italian Open format remains unchanged this year, with the DP World Tour event played at Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome, Italy.
The 2023 DS Automobiles Italian Open field is 144 players.
The DS Automobiles Italian Open field is made up of players who get in off the DP World Tour's eligibility criteria for this event, as well as players who got through other exemptions.
DS Automobiles Italian Open format
The DS Automobiles Italian Open format is a 72-hole event. The field is divided into threesomes for the first two rounds. For the first two rounds, the threesomes remain paired together.
In the first two rounds, the threesomes (and one twosome) will have a tee time in the morning wave and the afternoon wave on the tee sheet. Each threesome will also start one round on the first tee and the other on the 10th tee, with the field evenly split each day between morning and afternoon, as well as first- and 10th-tee starts.
A cut is made after 36 holes to the top 65 players and ties. All players who make the cut are eligible to finish the event.
For the third and fourth rounds, the pairings and tee times are made based on each player's total score through two and three rounds, respectively. Players with the highest total score go first, then in descending order until the two players with the lowest total score in the final group.
The player with the lowest total score after 72 holes is the winner and will earn the 2023 DS Automobiles Italian Open winner's share of the purse.
The winning player will earn 710 Race to Dubai points and will earn approximately 20.5 Official World Golf Ranking points.
DS Automobiles Italian Open playoff format
A playoff to settle any ties after 72 holes will be played under DP World Tour rules. The DS Automobiles Italian Open playoff format is a sudden-death format, with playoff holes being 18 repeated, played by any qualifying players. DS Automobiles Italian Open playoff competitors compete hole-by-hole until a winner is determined by a player scoring the lowest among the remaining players.