Italy never has been known as a hotbed of golf, but brothers Edoardo and Francesco Molinari are sitting near the top of the leaderboard in the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool.
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No. 6 Gary Player bracket seed Thomas Bjorn takes on Francesco Molinari at 10:35 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Bjorn holding the higher ranking although Molinari outplayed him at the WGC-HSBC Champions earlier during this 2013-14 wraparound season.
Francesco Molinari held off a barrage of challengers at the Scottish Open on Saturday, shooting a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead into the final round.
Despite owning one of the better golf swings in the game, Francesco Molinari always had been missing a piece of the puzzle. A sharp eye on his short game changed that.
Italian star Francesco Molinari picked up his third career European Tour win behind an unlikely club - his putter - and is almost a sure bet for September's Ryder Cup.
Francesco Molinari shot a 7-under 65 Sunday to win the Spanish Open, the first Italian to capture the European Tour event.
Francesco Molinari of Italy says he will play in the Match Play Championship.
Francesco Molinari outlasted new World No. 1 Lee Westwood by a shot to win the HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
It was not the way to start an inaugural Ryder Cup week, losing to Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, but the Molinari brothers seemed little fazed by the loss to their playing competitors in a practice round Tuesday at Celtic Manor.
Francesco Molinari shot a 4-under 68 to take one-shot lead over brother Edoardo after the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship.
Francesco and Edoardo Molinari will finish the year in the top 50 in the world and become the first set of brothers in 10 years to compete in the same Masters.