At the 2018 Open Championships, many eyes rested on one of the greatest golfers of all time, Tiger Woods, with many expecting him to make one of the best comebacks ever in the sport at this tournament. Unfortunately for him, this did not happen; instead, it was the man who mated with him, Francesco Molinari, who stole the show and carried his name as the tournament’s winner. Molinari is known as a golfer who turned pro in 2004 and has since managed to shoot his way into the holes that have earned him many tournaments in his career to date.
Francesco Molinari Bio
The Italian professional golfer Francesco Molinari was born on 8 November 1982 in the Italian city of Turin. There he grew up together with his brother Edoardo Molinari, who is also a professional golfer, with his parents Paolo Molinari and Micaela Molinari.
Growing up in Italy was not easy for Francesco and his brother, especially because they wanted to play golf. Since golf is not the most popular sport in the country, there were not many courses or facilities they could use for training.
Nevertheless, the golfer with the nickname Chicco was able to take over the sports from his father, an architect who played when Francesco was still a child.
After completing his studies at the University of Turin, it was clear that he would lead the life of the star, as he would become as passionate about golf as his older brother with whom he would conquer the world.
His professional career began in 2004, after taking home the Italian Match Play Championship, and after graduating from the qualifying school, he received a ticket to the European Tour in 2005. In 2006 it was obvious that the golf world had a new child on the course after he became the second Italian to win the European Tour. The only time an Italian won the title was in 1980 when Massimo Mannelli won the Telecom Italia Open.
By 2009, the official world golf rankings had placed him among the 50 best golfers in the world. That year he led Italy alongside his brother to his first World Cup victory in China. This victory was followed by the WGC-HSBC Championships, which he won in November 2010 after beating Lee Westwood. This brought him to 14th place in the rankings.
In May 2012, Francesco Molinari won the third title on the European Tour at the Reale Seguros Open de España, before exploiting Tiger Wood’s failure to score a final green to give Europe the 2012 Ryder Cup.
The younger Molinari was the first Italian to win the Italian Open twice when he beat Danny Willett to win the tournament in 2016. It was a good year for him, as he also finished second at the 2016 Open de France.
In 2018 Molinari won another European Tour, which he won for the fifth time when he won the BMW PGA Championship. He then won the Quicken Loans National again and finished sixth in the golf rankings by winning the 2018 Open Championship.
With 9 professional wins to date, he is one of the most successful Italian professional golfers of all time.
If you are wondering if the professional golfer is married, yes, he is married and his wife’s name is Valentina Molinari. The two have been married since 2007 and seem very close.
Although not much is known about their private lives, it is known that Valentina Molinari is Italian just like her husband and that she met her husband in Italy. After spending some time together, the two decided to spend the rest of their lives together, tying the knot.
Francesco, who is fluent in Spanish and English, moved with his wife to England, where they mainly live. The couple is blessed with two children, Tommaso and Emma.
Height, Weight, Body Stats
Francesco is a man who is blessed with a good body ensemble. He is 5 ft 8 inches (1.72 m) tall and has a bodyweight of 159 lbs. 72 kg. This has not been released for his general body statistics.