Born:Feb 11, 1981 in Turin, Piedmont region, Italy.
Original/Home Club:Torino GC (Circolo Golf Torino)
Played as the Hassan II Trophy (Apr 13-16; Eurpn Tr event). Molinari (Italy) beat Paul Dunne (Ire) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th) to record his first European Tour win since 2010. [Red course, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco]. Note: LET's Lalla Meryem Cup played at the same time on RGDES's Blue course.
Played as the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles (Aug 26-29). Second-placed Brett Rumford (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Molinari (Italy). [PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, Perthshire].
Played as the Barclays Scottish Open (July 8-11). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) finished 3 shots behind 29-year-old Edoardo Molinari (Italy), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Loch Lomond GC, Luss, Dunbartonshire].
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 19-22; Japan Tr event). 18-year-old Molinari (Italy) beat Robert Karlsson (Swe) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his first Japan Tour win. Molinari's first prize equated to US$440,000. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
Played as the Tusker Kenya Open (March 8-11; Eurpn Challenge Tr event). Second-placed James Kamte (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Molinari (Italy). [Karen CC, nr Nairobi, Kenya].
The US Amateur Championship (105th) (Aug 22-28). Edoardo Molinari (Italy) beat Dillon Dougherty (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. Molinari was the first ever Italian and first European since 1911 to win the US Amateur title. Molinari came through preliminary qualifying to get into the finals. [East course, Merion GC, Ardmore, nr Philadelphia, PA].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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