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Francesco Molinari

32-Year-Old Golfer

2014-15 Fantasy Golf Outlook

Francesco and his brother Edoardo have been mainstays on the golf scene for years now, with Francesco ending the 2013-2014 PGA Tour season with the better results. He finished the season with only two top-10s, a T5 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard and a T6 at The Players Championship. However, of his 12 PGA Tour starts, seven were in the top-25, and over time he accumulated enough points to get his PGA Tour card. The concern with Molinari, however, has nothing to do with his 2014 season. Instead, itís his lack of knowledge of PGA Tour venues. Because heís been a non-member since he started qualifying for majors, Molinariís PGA Tour schedule has consisted solely of the majors, the WGCs, and the events surrounding those such as Doral. However to be successful on the PGA Tour you need to perform well in all parts of the schedule, including at many venues Molinari has never seen before. Thereís a reason why many guys win in their second and third year on tour: that process takes time. Expect the same for Molinari.

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HT: 6' 8"   WT: 160 lbs   Country: Italy   Birthdate: 11/8/1982   Birth Location: Turin   Debut: January 1, 2004  

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Francesco Molinari PGA Stats
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Season Entries Rounds Rank Winnings Winnings/Entry
2013 Season 9 26 $0 $0
2013-14 Season 12 44 $0 $0
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Francesco Molinari Tournament Results
Date Tournament Score Position Winnings Strokes Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4
August 14, 2014 Wyndham Championship -9 24 $41,009 271 69 67 68 67
August 7, 2014 PGA Championship 0 58 $20,850 284 71 71 71 71
July 31, 2014 World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitationa -1 31 $69,500 279 67 70 73 69
July 17, 2014 The Open Championship -8 15 $117,318 280 68 70 75 67
June 12, 2014 U.S. Open Championship 6 23 $79,968 286 69 71 72 74
May 8, 2014 THE PLAYERS Championship -9 6 $313,000 279 72 70 67 70
April 10, 2014 The Masters 11 50 $23,340 299 71 76 76 76
March 20, 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard -9 5 $226,300 279 67 70 69 73
March 6, 2014 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship 5 25 $76,000 293 69 75 76 73
February 19, 2014 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Cham 33 $48,000
February 13, 2014 Northern Trust Open -2 40 $26,130 282 67 73 71 71
October 31, 2013 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions -7 21 $75,100 281 72 69 70 70
August 8, 2013 PGA Championship 3 33 $38,571 283 72 68 70 73
August 1, 2013 World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitationa 6 44 $57,500 286 70 70 72 74
July 18, 2013 The Open Championship 3 9 $175,582 287 69 74 72 72
June 13, 2013 U.S. Open Championship $0 152 78 74
May 9, 2013 THE PLAYERS Championship $0 146 74 72
April 11, 2013 The Masters $0 155 74 81
March 21, 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard 0 34 $31,310 288 75 71 70 72
March 7, 2013 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship -3 28 $75,000 285 78 66 72 69
February 20, 2013 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Cham 33 $46,000
August 9, 2012 PGA Championship 6 54 $16,810 294 70 75 74 75
August 2, 2012 World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitationa 3 40 $59,000 283 74 70 69 70
July 19, 2012 The Open Championship 5 39 $32,023 285 69 72 71 73
June 14, 2012 U.S. Open Championship 9 29 $53,168 289 71 76 72 70
May 10, 2012 THE PLAYERS Championship $0 145 72 73
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April 5, 2012 The Masters 0 19 $96,960 288 69 75 70 74
March 8, 2012 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship -9 13 $101,000 279 75 68 71 65
February 22, 2012 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Cham 17 $95,000
August 11, 2011 PGA Championship 2 34 $40,000 282 72 71 67 72
August 4, 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational -6 15 $95,500 274 73 64 68 69
July 14, 2011 The Open Championship $0 148 73 75
June 16, 2011 U.S. Open Championship $0 149 75 74
May 12, 2011 THE PLAYERS Championship $0 146 76 70
April 21, 2011 The Heritage $0 146 72 74
April 7, 2011 The Masters $0 146 75 71
March 31, 2011 Shell Houston Open 3 73 $11,387 291 69 71 74 77
March 10, 2011 WGC-Cadillac Championship -13 3 $465,000 275 68 68 70 69
February 23, 2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 33 $45,000
January 6, 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions -12 15 $107,000 280 69 67 74 70
August 12, 2010 PGA Championship -1 33 $37,133 287 68 73 71 75
August 5, 2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 1 39 $58,000 281 70 72 71 68
July 15, 2010 The Open Championship $0 151 74 77
June 17, 2010 U.S. Open Championship $0 154 79 75
May 6, 2010 THE PLAYERS Championship -11 9 $275,500 277 68 65 71 73
April 8, 2010 The Masters 3 30 $45,563 291 70 74 75 72
March 11, 2010 WGC-CA Championship -8 14 $107,500 280 69 71 72 68

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Francesco Molinari: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Molinari tied for sixth at The Players Championship after a final round 70 Sunday.

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Molinari tied for fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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Molinari tied for ninth at the Open Championship.

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Italy's Molinari (68) at 6-under is one shot over Alejandro Canizares (Spain), Marc Warren (Scotland), Marc Foster (England) and George Coatzee (So. Africa) at the European Tour BMW PGA Championship.

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Molinari has earned an invitation to the Masters in 2012.

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Molinari may not participate in the PGA Championship due to tendinitis in his thumb and wrist, Sky Sports reports.

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Molinari is in the field for the PGA Championship this week.

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Molinari is in the field for the BMW PGA Championship this week.

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Molinari is in the field for The Heritage this week.

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Molinari is in the field for the WGC-Cadillac Championship this week.

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Molinari is in the field for the European Tour's Abu Dhabi Golf Championship this week.

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Molinari is unlikely to play in the Accenture Match Play Championship because his wife is expecting their first child a week before the tournament, the Golf Channel reports.

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Francesco Molinari is in the field for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions this week.

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Molinari plans to play in the Tournament of Champions, January 6-8, 2011.

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Italy's Molinari, 15th in the world rankings, will be seen in the USA at the Masters, the World Golf Championship (WGC) events and probably some PGA Tour warm-up events in 2011.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

Francesco and his brother Edoardo have been mainstays on the golf scene for years now, with Francesco ending the 2013-2014 PGA Tour season with the better results. He finished the season with only two top-10s, a T5 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard and a T6 at The Players Championship. However, of his 12 PGA Tour starts, seven were in the top-25, and over time he accumulated enough points to get his PGA Tour card. The concern with Molinari, however, has nothing to do with his 2014 season. Instead, itís his lack of knowledge of PGA Tour venues. Because heís been a non-member since he started qualifying for majors, Molinariís PGA Tour schedule has consisted solely of the majors, the WGCs, and the events surrounding those such as Doral. However to be successful on the PGA Tour you need to perform well in all parts of the schedule, including at many venues Molinari has never seen before. Thereís a reason why many guys win in their second and third year on tour: that process takes time. Expect the same for Molinari.

2013

Molinari is a top player on the European Tour, but that success has not translated to the PGA TOUR in recent years. Although he has made a good percentage of cuts, he's lacked the high-end finishes in the states. Expect more of the same this season with Molinari showing up here and there on the leaderboard, but not accomplishing much in the big picture.

2012

Last year was a tale of three seasons for Molinari. The first was impressive with a Top-15 at the Honda Tournament of Champions and a Top-3 at the WGC Cadillac Championship. The second was horrifying with a string of missed cuts that lasted from the Masters through the British Open. The final act was just OK with no missed cuts but no Top-10s, either. Of all the acts of his 2011 season, the middle one was the most puzzling as Molinari is too good to miss that many cuts in a row. Expect more consistency this season and maybe an appearance on a Sunday leaderboard at a major.

2011

The other Molinari brother fared about the same as his brother, Edoardo, last season, but without the top-3 finish. Francesco Molinari's top finish on the PGA TOUR last season was a T9 at the Players Championship. Much like his brother, though, Francesco had little success at the four majors. He'll mostly play in Europe in 2011.

2010

Molinari could be a nice sleeper pick. He played well at the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship where he earned a top-10. He capped the season with a win at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup, but that was an unofficial event. Still, a win is a win and will certainly help his confidence. Francesco (OWGR #38) and brother Edoardo (OWGR #48) will be playing in the 2010 Masters based on their world rankings at the end of 2009.