MOLINARI Francesco

Francesco MOLINARI



ResidenceLondon, England
Date of Birth:08/11/1982
Place of BirthTurin, Italy
Height & Weight5ft 8½in 11st 4lbs (172cm 72kg)
FamilyWife: Valentina (m. 2007); Child: Tommaso (2011)
InterestsFootball, video games, movies, snowboarding
Turned Pro2004 (plus 4)
Qualifying School2004*

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One of the most consistent performers on The European Tour, finished inside the top 40 on The Race to Dubai for a seventh consecutive season in 2014. Enjoyed a stellar 2012, winning the Reale Seguros Open de España and finishing second in the Alstom Open de France and the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in consecutive weeks. Was a part of the European Ryder Cup Team that year, claiming a half point in the final Singles match against Tiger Woods to give Europe a thrilling 14½-13½ victory. Finished 13th in The Race to Dubai in 2013, and although he didn’t find his best form in 2014, the superb ball-striker narrowly beat his brother in the overall season standings, finishing in 35th. Signed off his best season yet in 2010 on a high, by winning the WGC-HSBC Champions and coming tied sixth at the DP World Tour Championship. Joined forces with Edoardo to make history in 2009 when they won the World Cup for Italy for the first time, at Mission Hills in China. The younger, by nearly two years, of the golfing Molinari brothers, Francesco upstaged the exploits of his elder sibling at Castello di Tolcinasco G&CC in Milan in early May 2006, just nine months after Edoardo became the first Italian winner of the US Amateur Championship at Merion. Francesco thrilled the Milanese crowds by capturing the Telecom Italian Open, the first success in the event by an Italian since Massimo Mannelli 26 years earlier. Enjoys snowboarding in the winter, playing football and supporting Inter Milan.

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European Tour Wins3
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
Race To Dubai29
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 860,153 (2010)


Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 2002, 04 St Andrews Trophy 2004 Bonallack Trophy 2004 Palmer Cup 2004 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 1998-04 Professional Ryder Cup 2010 (winners), 12 (winners) World Cup 2006, 07, 08, 09 (winners), 11, 13 Seve Trophy 2009, 11, 13 (winners) Royal Trophy 2012

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