For Francesco Molinari in the United Arab Emirates, the dream of returning to victory that the blue has been pursuing for almost four years now vanished in the last round. The Turinese, after leading at the end of the second and third rounds, finished in 5th place – with a total of 270 (67 67 69 71, -14) shots – the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Victor Perez won the DP World Tour 2023 tournament. The Frenchman, with a score of 270 (71 65 68 66, -18), celebrated his third success on the circuit, his first in a Rolex Series event.
Abu Dhabi, results
In the Top 20 also two other Azzurri: Edoardo Molinari, 17/o with 277 (-11), and Guido Migliozzi, 20/o with 278 (-10). Some regrets for the driver from Vicenza, who was also in the lead, with Chicco Molinari, at the end of the second lap.
Francesco Molinari (Turin, 8 November 1982) is an Italian golfer. He is the younger brother of Edoardo Molinari.
On 22 July 2018 he entered the history of Italian golf by becoming the first Italian to have won a major tournament with the conquest of the 147th British Open. On 18 November 2018 he won the Race to Dubai and became the first Italian in the history of golf to win the prize for best European player. He made world golf history during the 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup held in France in 2018, becoming the first player to win 5 out of 5 matches, bringing as many points to the European team, moreover it is his last point that gave the trophy to the hosts, defeating world-famous champion Phil Mickelson in a one-sided match. His collaboration with the English player Tommy Fleetwood will also remain in history, a couple of great fame who remained unbeaten in all the matches played.
Coming from a family of players, he began playing at the Circolo Golf Torino at the age of eight. After a brilliant amateur career he turned professional in 2004. he He graduated in Economics and Commerce at the University of Turin. He has been married since 2007 to the lawyer Valentina Platini, a freelance photographer and reporter for sports newspapers, as well as her husband’s manager for the Italy area, which made him the father of Tommaso and Emma.