Francesco Molinari is an Italian professional golfer. He has won his first and only major victory, the 2018 Open Championship. He is also the only Italian professional golfer to win the major championship. He turned professional in 2004. He has been in the top 100 of the World Rankings continuously since the end of 2008. He and his brother together has won the 2009 Omega Mission Hills World Cup. He has represented Europe in three winning Ryder Cup teams, in 2010, 2012, and 2018. He has recorded a total of 10 professional wins in his career to date.
After a Semi-Final Loss to Kevin Kisner, Francesco Molinari withdraws from the World Golf Championship.
Francesco Molinari, an Italian, is out of the World Golf Championships after reaching the semi-finals. Despite an impressive performance on the previous match days, in which he won all five of his matches to advance to the semi-final, he was stunned by Kevin Kisner of the United States. Molinari, who made Ryder Cup history last year by winning all five of his matches at Le Golf National, will now play for third place against Lucas Bjerregaard. In the all-American final, Kisner will face 2013 champion Matt Kuchar.
The 2018 Open Championship was the first major championship won by an Italian professional golfer.
It is the first time an Italian has received the BBC World Sport Star of the Year award.
Early Years, Birthplace, Ethnicity, Parents, and Siblings
On November 8, 1982, Francesco Molinari was born.
His father, Paolo Molinari, and mother, Micaela Molinari, are his parents. Turin, Italy, is where he was born. He is of Italian descent. Edoardo Molinari, his older brother, is his only sibling. More details about his early life is currently unavailable.
He has won the Italian Amateur Stroke Play Championship twice, as well as the 2004 Italian Match Play Championship.
He started his professional career in 2004.
A Professional Life
In 2005, he qualified for the European Tour by qualifying school. In his rookie season, he finished 86th on the tour’s Order of Merit.
In May 2006, he won his first European Tour event. He became the first Italian to win the Telecom Italia Open since Massimo Manneli in 1980.
On the Order of Merit, he came in 38th place.
Around 2007 and 2009, he finished in the top ten 20 times without winning.
In October 2009, he broke into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time.
At the Omega Mission Hills World Cup in China in November 2009, he and his partner, Edoardo, led Italy to their first World Cup victory.
In November 2010, he captured the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China. He is now ranked 14th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
In October 2010, he played for Europe in the 2010 Ryder Cup. On the final day, he lost to Tiger Woods. Europe outscored the US by 14 and a half points to 13 and a half points.
In 2011, he finished in the top ten seven times.
In May 2012, he won the Reale Seguros Open de Espana for the third time on the European Tour.
He was selected for the 2012 Ryder Cup on a first-come, first-serve basis. Europe beat the United States for the second time, this time by 14 and a half points to 13 and a half points.
During the 2013 and 2014 seasons, he did not win any games. He stayed in the top fifty of the Official World Golf Ranking, however, and was able to compete in a number of PGA Tour events.
At the 2014 Players Championship, he came in sixth place.
In 2015 and 2016, he divided his time between the European Tour and the PGA Tour.
In September 2016, he defeated Danny Willett at the 2016 Italian Open to become the first Italian to win his national open twice.
In the 2015 Open de Espana and the 2016 Open de France, he placed second.
At the 2015 Memorial Tournament, he came in third place.
At the Waste Management Phoenix Open’s legendary 16th hole, he hit a hole in one.
With victory in the European Tour’s signature event, the BMW PGA Championship, he won for the fifth time in 2018. He tied for the most European Tour victories by an Italian with Costantino Rocca.
In May of 2018, he won his first Rolex Series titles.
In 2018, he also won the Quicken Loans global. He came out on top by eight strokes. It was the first time an Italian had won on the PGA Tour since 1947.
With a score of -8, he won the 2018 Open Championship, pairing with Tiger Woods in the final round. He went up to sixth position in the Official World Golf Ranking with the victory. It’s his highest position yet.
He earned a spot on the European team for the 2018 Ryder Cup. Europe beat the United States by a score of 17 and a half to ten and a half. He became the first player to go 5-0-0 in his career. He also defeated Phil Mickelson in his singles match.
In December 2018, he won the $1,250,000 season-long Race to Dubai on the European Tour.
In December 2018, he was named the BBC World Sport Star of the Year for 2018. He was the first Italian to be honored with the honor.
In March 2019, he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the third time on the PGA Tour.
Francesco Molinari is married to who?
Francesco Molinari is a husband and father. Valentina, his wife, is his life partner. In 2007, the pair tied the knot for the first time. The couple shares two twins. Tommasso and Emma are their names.
He is based in Turin, Italy. In addition, he has a home in London, England.
What are Francesco Molinari’s Body Measurements?
Francesco Molinari stands at a height of 1.72 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 159 lbs i.e. 72 kg. He has an average body build.
What is Francesco Molinari’s Net Worth?
Francesco Molinari earns playing professional golf. The 2018 BBC World Sport Star of the Year award winner, Molinari has recorded 10 professional tours including 3 PGA Tour. Playing golf and winning major titles adds a fortune to his income. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $20 million.