Top three to face off
The three leading contenders in the Race to Dubai will tee off together as the European Tour's lucrative Rolex Series resumes at the Italian Open.
Leader Tommy Fleetwood will play alongside Spaniards Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm, second and third respectively, in the first round today.
The event has attracted four other players currently in the top 10 with Alex Noren, Ross Fisher, Francesco Molinari and Bernd Wiesberger competing.
Paul Dunne, Pádraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry lead the Irish challenge.
It is the fifth tournament of the Rolex Series, a group of eight events with a guaranteed total prize fund of $7million.