MOLINARI Francesco

Francesco MOLINARI

ITA

Biography

ResidenceLondon, England
AttachmentCircolo Golf Torino - La Mandria
Date of Birth:08/11/1982
Place of BirthTurin, Italy
Height & Weight5ft 8½in 11st 4lbs (172cm 72kg)
FamilyWife: Valentina (m. 2007); Children: Tommaso (2011), Emma (2015)
InterestsFootball, video games, movies, snowboarding
Web Sitewww.fmolinari.com
Turned Pro2004 (plus 4)
Qualifying School2004*

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Biography

One of the most consistent performers on the European Tour, Molinari became the home hero when he recorded a closing round 65 to get to 22 under and beat Danny Willett by one shot at the 2016 Italian Open, becoming the first Italian to win his national Open twice since the event became part of the European Tour in 1972. The 2006 champion also became the first Italian to win any European Tour event twice as he claimed his fourth title. Won the 2012 Open de España and that summer finished second in the Alstom Open de France and the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in consecutive weeks. Was also 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. His most lucrative season came in 2010, when he won the WGC-HSBC Champions to finish fifth in the Race to Dubai, and he also made his Ryder Cup debut that year, alongside brother Edoardo. In 2009 the brothers joined forces to win the World Cup for Italy. The younger by nearly two years, 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 U.S. 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 Wins4
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR32
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 860,153 (2010)

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Professional Ryder Cup 2010 (winners), 12 (winners) World Cup 2006, 07, 08, 09 (winners), 11, 13, 16 Seve Trophy 2009, 11, 13 (winners) Royal Trophy 2012 Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 2002, 04 St Andrews Trophy 2004 Bonallack Trophy 2004 Palmer Cup 2004 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 1998-04

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