Team Europe Profile: Francesco Molinari


Francesco Molinari

PLAYER INFORMATION
Age: 30
Hometown: London, England
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Birthdate: November 8, 1982
Family: Wife: Valentina (m. 2007); Child: Tomasso (2011)
Turned Professional: 2004

 

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Years Played: 2010 (winners)
Total Matches: 3
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 0-2-1
Singles (W-L-H): 0-1-0
Foursomes (W-L-H): 0-1-0
Fourballs (W-L-H): 0-0-1
Total Points Won: 1/2
Total Points Won Point %: 16.6

 

RYDER CUP RESULTS
2010: The Celtic Manor Resort
Europe 14 1/2, USA 13 1/2
Session 2:  Foursomes: Molinari/Molinari lost to Johnson/Mahan (2 holes)  
Session 3: Fourballs: Molinari/Molinari (halved) with Cink/Kuchar
Singles: Molinari lost to Woods (4 & 3)

 

PLAYER NOTES
* Made his Ryder Cup debut last time out at The Celtic Manor Resort in 2010
* Played alongside his older brother (Edoardo) that year
* Followed the pairs success together in winning the Omega Mission Hills World Cup a year earlier
* Won the biggest title of his career in 2010 at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai
* Earned his place on the 2012 side with the kind of consistent play that he has been renowned for, including a win at the Reale Seguros Open de Espana
* Became the first home winner of the Italian Open for 26 years in May 2006  
 

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES
European Tour International Schedule Victories: Total 3  
2006 Telecom Italia Open  
2010 - WGC - HSBC Champions  
2012 Reale Seguros Open de España  
 
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MATCH PLAY PERFORMANCES
Volvo World Match Play Championship  
Best finish: 5T - 2011   
Vivendi Seve Trophy Record  
Record: Played 9, Won 5, Lost 3, Halved 1, Points 5½