I doubt Robert Rock will sleep soundly tonight. (continue reading…)
Tag: Francesco Molinari
I tell you — it’s not easy to keep up with the Caddie-Merry-Go-Round the last several weeks. One second this player has hired that caddie and then the next that caddie decides to go to another player. You see, wasn’t that confusing?
After Craig Connelly, aka “Wee Man,” was sacked by Martin Kaymer, he accepted a job with Francesco Molinari, who fired his looper Jorge Gamarra the same week. But then Paul Casey let go of Luke Donald’s brother Christian and offered the position to Connelly. Just a few days after agreeing to caddie for Molinari, Connelly showed up at Wentworth as Casey’s man. (continue reading…)
Maybe it’s that time of the month or something’s in the water, but there have been an awful lot of player/caddie splits lately. Martin Kaymer won’t be the only pro with a different looper on his bag this week. Add Adam Scott, Camilo Villegas, Francesco Molinari and Boo Weekley to the conversation, among others. (continue reading…)
Italy’s Francesco Molinari, ranked no. 17 in the world, will compete in the WGC Match Play Championship, after all. Molinari had planned to skip the event because his wife was expecting their first child. She gave birth to a boy on February 6. Molinari’s status was still uncertain until he made an announcement via Twitter on Tuesday. As shown above, he wrote, “Decision made, leaving Sunday for Tucson. Looking forward to the Matchplay!”
The 2011 PGA Tour season kicks off next week at the Tournament of Champions in Maui. Per usual, the field will be missing a few winners, who can’t be bothered to make the grueling trip to the islands. The lone ’10 major winner playing at Kapalua is US Open champion Graeme McDowell. With G-Mac at the resort, who needs the rest, anyway?!
Rickie Fowler has earned his first trip to Augusta in April. Fowler and Sean O’Hair are the only Americans in the group of 13 players that have qualified for The Masters through the world rankings.
With the rest of the field too far back to pose a challenge, the final round was a thrilling duel between Francesco Molinari and Lee Westwood. Molinari led the WGC-HSBC Champions wire-to-wire, opening with a fantastic 65 on Thursday and holding his nerve against the newly-crowned world’s No. 1 to post a 67 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory at Shenshan International in Shanghai.
Sidelined for all but two tournaments since withdrawing from the last World Golf Championship event in August due to a calf injury, Lee Westwood shot six-under 66 at the HSBC Champions in his debut as the world’s No. 1 ranked player. He trails Francesco Molinari of The Molinari Brothers, who made four straight birdies toward the end, by one shot.
Welcome to Lost on the Continent, Know Your European Ryder Cuppers and the first in a series of brief articles that aims to explain away the confusion surrounding some of Europe’s more obscure Ryder Cup talent and leave you, if not fluent in European Tour, at least able to ask for directions without offending the locals…
Age: 27 and 29
From: Turin, Italy
European Tour Victories: 3 (2 and 1)
Ryder Cup Anonymity Factor: 5/10 (They’re the brothers!)