Francesco Molinari is an Italian professional golfer. He is the first Italian professional golfer to win such a major championship which was the 2018 Open Championship.
Francesco Molinari was born on November 8, 1982, in Turin, Italy. He also has a younger brother named Edoardo Molinari, who has also made a name of himself as a professional golfer. He and his brother started golf at a young age with Francesco being able to win Italian Amateur Stroke Play Championship twice as an amateur golfer.
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2004 was the year that Molinari turned professional. By the next year, Molinari had already been able to earn a European Tour card. And, the next year, he would not only compete but also win the European Tour winning the Telecom Italia Open, long time since an Italian had the last won the title.
He has made Italy proud in golf. Along with his older brother Edoardo, they went on to win the first World Cup for Italy at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup in China in 2009. He has also represented the whole of Europe at the 2010 Ryder Cup besides his brother. He has represented Europe in three winning Ryder Cup teams, in 2010, 2012 and 2018.
In 2016, he became the Italian to win his national open twice at the 2016 Italian Open. He has been head to head with the lights of legends like Tiger Woods. In 2018, he was in sixth place in the Official World Golf Ranking, the highest ranking of his career to date after success at the Open Championship. Francesco is definitely a special one and he will go down in history as being one of the best in the game. This is proved by his accolades. Molinari has been in the top 100 of the World Rankings continuously since the end of 2008.
On 16 December 2018, he received the 2018 BBC World Sport Star of the Year award becoming the first Italian ever to get a hold of this prestigious prize. On 10 March 2019, Molinari won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for his third PGA Tour victory of his career.
Francesco Molinari Height and Weight
The Italian golfer stands to be exact 6 feet 0 inches or 183 cm tall. Meanwhile, he weighs around 85 kg or 187 pounds.
What is Francesco Molinari Net Worth?
Francesco Malinari has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Over the years, he has amassed this large net worth with his victories. As of July 2018, he has earned more than $30 million on the course and millions more from endorsements. In the 2018 Open Championships alone, he was able to bag in a prize of $1.8 million. Similarly, on 18 November 2018, Molinari won the season-long Race to Dubai title on the European Tour which won him a huge sum of $1,250,000.Other than that, his public image has Nike as his apparel partner.
Who is Francesco Molinari Wife?
Francesco has been married to Valentina Molinari since 2007. Together they have two children and it is reported that Valentina plays a crucial role in providing moral support whenever Francesco is in the golf course.