The European Tour's latest experiment went off without a hitch at Diamond Country Club in Austria on Thursday.
Thorbjorn Olesen picked up his first win in nearly 18 months after holding off home favourite Francesco Molinari at the Italian Open.
England's Lee Slattery fired a best-of-the-week 62 on day three of the Italian Open to lead by one shot going into Sunday's final round.
Martin Kaymer claimed a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Italian Open after carding eight birdies in a flawless second-round 63.
Robert Rock, Richard Sterne and Laurie Canter are tied at the top of the leaderboard after the opening round of the Italian Open on Thursday.
Royal & Ancient Golf Club have released a Women in Golf Charter in the hope of addressing gender equality in in the game.
Rory McIlroy admitted he was left bitterly disappointed by his runner-up finish at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday.
Francesco Molinari outperformed playing partner Rory McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday to claim one of the biggest wins of his career.
The final round of this year's BMW PGA Championship looks set to be a straight shootout between Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari for the title.
World number eight Rory McIlroy lit up the pristine West Course with a flawless second round at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday.