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.
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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