Molinari shot 68-68-73-68 to tie for seventh at the Open Championship, his first top-10 at a major.
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Molinari made 11 of 12 cuts last season on the PGA Tour, but he didn't do much on the weekends. Molinari's official PGA earnings are a bit skewed because they don't include his T17 at the WGC Match-play event and two Top-40s at other WGC events. Factor those in and he would have earned closer to $800K last year. Odds are, if he continues to make it to the weekend this year, he'll have better results. As such, he should pull in more than $1 million this year.
Molinari finished runner-up at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last season, but outside of that week, his results left a lot to be desired. He had three top-50s out of the four majors, but his best finish of the three was 27th at the British Open. He'll have to find a top-10 in there somewhere to improve upon his PGA Tour earnings from last season. He'll mostly play in Europe.
Molinari moved from 653rd to 48th, the biggest leap into the top-50, in the final 2009 Official World Golf Rankings.