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].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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