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Francesco Molinari

34-Year-Old Golfer

2017-18 Fantasy Golf Outlook

Molinari took a huge leap forward last season, going from more than $1 million in earnings during the 2015-16 season to just under $3 million in earnings last season. He also jumped from five top-25s to 14 top-25s last season. The addition of a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship did wonders for his overall numbers as well as it nearly vaulted Molinari into the top-30. As for the upcoming season, it's hard to imagine that Molinari has another significant jump in him as his previous jump was so large. As such, he's not a great salary cap option this season.

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

September 18, 2017    Francesco Molinari News Update

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Molinari carded a three-under 68 on Sunday at the BMW Championship to finish 11-under and tied for 12th.

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Francesco Molinari PGA Stats
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Season Rank Tourn. Rounds Avg Score Top 3 Finish Top 10 Finish Avg Finish Cons Cuts Cut % Winnings Winnings/Entry PGA Champ Points
2013 9 26 166.7% $0 $0
2013-14 12 44 125% $0 $0
2014-15 111 16 53 93.8% $997,389 $62,337
2015-16 111 18 64 83.3% $1,083,155 $60,175
2016-17 37 21 72 69.8 1 5 33.43 2 71.4% $2,875,850 $136,945 1041219

 

Francesco Molinari Tournament Results
Date Tournament Score Position Winnings Strokes Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4
September 14, 2017 BMW Championship -11 12 $156,406 273 68 65 72 68
September 1, 2017 Dell Technologies Championship 3 61 $18,812 287 75 70 71 71
August 24, 2017 THE NORTHERN TRUST $0 144 71 73
August 10, 2017 PGA Championship -6 2 $784,000 278 73 64 74 67
August 3, 2017 World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitationa -2 24 $82,000 278 71 73 69 65
July 20, 2017 The Open Championship $0 147 73 74
June 15, 2017 U.S. Open Championship $0 147 74 73
June 8, 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic -4 24 $61,440 276 72 66 68 70
May 11, 2017 THE PLAYERS Championship -5 6 $339,938 283 69 74 69 71
May 4, 2017 Wells Fargo Championship -3 24 $59,357 285 66 72 72 75
April 13, 2017 RBC Heritage -7 22 $65,000 277 67 71 70 69
April 6, 2017 The Masters 5 33 $62,150 293 78 72 71 72
March 22, 2017 World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play 58 $49,500
March 16, 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard -7 7 $271,150 281 70 68 74 69
March 2, 2017 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship -5 20 $91,333 279 71 72 70 66
February 23, 2017 The Honda Classic -4 14 $102,400 276 68 69 67 72
February 16, 2017 Genesis Open $0 147 72 75
January 26, 2017 Farmers Insurance Open -7 14 $110,550 281 71 70 69 71
January 19, 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge -13 12 $113,680 275 69 73 66 67
November 3, 2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open -16 4 $272,800 268 70 68 69 61
August 25, 2016 The Barclays $0 149 76 73
August 4, 2016 Travelers Championship -4 47 $16,573 276 71 67 65 73
July 28, 2016 PGA Championship -4 22 $75,636 276 71 70 68 67
July 14, 2016 The Open Championship 3 36 $42,861 287 69 71 73 74
June 23, 2016 Quicken Loans National -8 8 $207,000 276 69 73 69 65
June 9, 2016 FedEx St. Jude Classic 0 34 $30,646 280 68 70 70 72
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June 2, 2016 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide $0 147 71 76
May 12, 2016 THE PLAYERS Championship -9 7 $338,625 279 66 69 72 72
May 5, 2016 Wells Fargo Championship -2 17 $95,526 286 72 70 73 71
April 21, 2016 Valero Texas Open -2 42 $19,468 286 68 75 73 70
April 14, 2016 RBC Heritage 4 45 $16,874 288 69 74 73 72
March 17, 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard -10 9 $170,100 278 68 72 69 69
March 10, 2016 Valspar Championship $0 148 71 77
February 25, 2016 The Honda Classic 8 65 $12,566 288 73 68 75 72
February 18, 2016 Northern Trust Open -1 52 $16,184 283 69 71 70 73
January 28, 2016 Farmers Insurance Open $0 148 75 73
January 21, 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Cl -9 62 $12,354 279 67 67 72 73
January 14, 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii -10 33 $28,742 270 68 65 67 70
August 13, 2015 PGA Championship 0 54 $22,500 288 71 73 69 75
August 6, 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 10 61 $44,625 290 69 74 74 73
July 16, 2015 The Open Championship -5 40 $43,480 283 72 71 73 67
June 25, 2015 Travelers Championship -7 25 $41,234 273 67 66 69 71
June 18, 2015 U.S. Open Championship 5 27 $64,126 285 68 73 72 72
June 4, 2015 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide -13 3 $359,600 275 68 67 69 71
April 29, 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play 34 $63,500
April 2, 2015 Shell Houston Open -3 57 $14,454 285 70 70 74 71
March 26, 2015 Valero Texas Open $0 81 81
March 19, 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard -9 17 $91,350 279 70 71 69 69
March 12, 2015 Valspar Championship 0 40 $23,600 284 70 72 70 72
February 26, 2015 The Honda Classic $0 147 73 74
February 19, 2015 Northern Trust Open $0 149 75 74
January 29, 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open -7 22 $68,040 277 70 71 64 72
January 22, 2015 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton F -19 10 $136,800 269 64 71 67 67
January 15, 2015 Sony Open in Hawaii -7 37 $24,080 273 67 68 69 69
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
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
Francesco Molinari Shot Performance (Numbers in bold are Golfer's PGA rank)
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Francesco Molinari PGA Advanced Stats
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Francesco Molinari: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Molinari tied for second place at the PGA Championship after a four-under 67 in the final round.

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Molinari fired a five-under 65 in the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to jump into a tie for 24th place.

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Molinari will tee it up in the opening two rounds of the Open Championship alongside Phil Mickelson and Marc Leishman.

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Molinari carded an even-par 70 on Sunday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic to finish four-under and tied for 24th.

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Molinari shot a four-under 68 in the final round of the BMW PGA Championship and finished in the runner-up position.

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Molinari carded a one-under 71 on Sunday to finish five-under and tied for sixth at the PLAYERS Championship.

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Molinari struggled to a three-over 75 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to drop into a tie for 24th place.

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Molinari shot a final round two-under 69 to finish in a tie for 22nd place at the RBC Heritage.

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Molinari (wrist) is in the field at Augusta for the Masters this week.

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Molinari withdrew from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event due to a wrist injury.

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Molinari shot a three-under 69 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to finish in a tie for seventh place.

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Molinari fired a five-under 66 in the final round of the WGC-Mexico Championship to finish in a tie for 20th place.

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Molinari closed with a two-over 72 on Sunday at the Honda Classic to finish four-under and tied for 14th.

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Molinari closed with a five-under 67 on Sunday at the CareerBuilder Challenge to finish 13-under and T12.

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Molinari rallied to a 10-under 61 in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to move up 42 places into a tie for fourth place.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

Molinari took a huge leap forward last season, going from more than $1 million in earnings during the 2015-16 season to just under $3 million in earnings last season. He also jumped from five top-25s to 14 top-25s last season. The addition of a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship did wonders for his overall numbers as well as it nearly vaulted Molinari into the top-30. As for the upcoming season, it's hard to imagine that Molinari has another significant jump in him as his previous jump was so large. As such, he's not a great salary cap option this season.

2016-17

Molinari has been a staple on the European Tour for quite a while now and when he made the move to full-time on the PGA Tour, big things were expected. After two years on the PGA Tour, Molinari has yet to make a splash. He's spent the first two seasons hovering around the $1 million mark in earnings and it doesn't look like that number is about to jump any time soon. With that in mind, he doesn't hold a lot of value in salary cap leagues, but considering his status, he holds a little extra value in draft leagues, where he should go near the 8th-round.

2015-16

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.