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 first-time European Tour winner Molinari (Italy). [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). Molinari (Italy) beat Dillon Dougherty (USA) in the 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. [Merion GC, Ardmore, nr Philadelphia, PA].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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