“The Ryder Cup in Rome is a dream I want to achieve, my first goal this year. Playing it in Italy, at home, would be fantastic. And my personal opinion is that Tiger Woods will be involved in the event in one way or another.
For the USA team he is too important a figure, with him everyone feels more protected”.
Francesco Molinari, statements
So Francesco Molinari in an interview with ANSA, the day after the success in Abu Dhabi in the Hero Cup.
player-captain, together with Guido Migliozzi he led the Continental Europe team to success in the challenge (Ryder model) against Tommy Fleetwood’s Great Britain & Ireland team. “The experience and the victory in the Hero Cup, together with Migliozzi and all the rest of the team – underlined Molinari – was important.
Luke Donald complimented me. Nothing has been decided yet but I am thinking, together with my family, of returning to live in Italy, in Turin”. Francesco Molinari (Turin, 8 November 1982) is an Italian golfer. He is the younger brother of Edoardo Molinari.
On 22 July 2018 he entered the history of Italian golf by becoming the first Italian to have won a major tournament with the conquest of the 147th British Open. On 18 November 2018 he won the Race to Dubai and became the first Italian in the history of golf to win the prize for best European player.
He made world golf history during the 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup held in France in 2018, becoming the first player to win 5 out of 5 matches, bringing as many points to the European team, moreover it is his last point that gave the trophy to the hosts, defeating world-famous champion Phil Mickelson in a one-sided match.
His collaboration with the English player Tommy Fleetwood will also remain in history, a couple of great fame who remained unbeaten in all the matches played. Coming from a family of players, he began playing at the Circolo Golf Torino at the age of eight.
After a brilliant amateur career he turned professional in 2004. he He graduated in Economics and Commerce at the University of Turin. He has been married since 2007 to the lawyer Valentina Platini, a freelance photographer and reporter for sports newspapers, as well as her husband’s manager for the Italy area, which made him the father of Tommaso and Emma.
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