Francesco Molinari, Olympics are complicated

The qualification for the Tokyo Games for Francesco Molinari is further complicated. If Guido Migliozzi from Vicenza, number 106 in the world and best blue, now seems certain of a place, the Turin-born will have to contend with Renato Paratore to take the pass for the Olympics.

Francesco Molinari, situation

Blue derby for Japan therefore. Francesco Molinari, out with a back injury, is in danger. The Piedmontese has slipped from 163 / a to 167 / a position in the world ranking and, with 0.9612 points, sees Paratore behind him, who has risen from 179 / a to 177 / a (0.9235) place after 11 / o place in the Porsche European Open, tournament of the highest continental circuit.

If this week, from 10 to 13 June in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Capitoline player tries to further shorten the distance to the Scandinavian Mixed (Eurotour), Chicco Molinari will miss the Palmetto Championship (PGA Tour), an event that precedes the US Open (17- June 20 in La Jolla, San Diego), thus risking losing more ground. And immediately after the US Open, the third male Major in 2021, qualifying for the Games will end on 21 June. With Chicco Molinari who, after the forfeit of Rio de Janeiro 2016, could also lose the Tokyo Olympics.

Meanwhile, Dustin Johnson, leader with 10.0394 points, is always leading the world ranking. After the second place in the Porsche European Open, Edoardo Molinari sprinted forward, from 538 / o to 372 / o with 0.3962 points.

Alena Sharp is a 16-year LPGA Tour veteran and Olympic athlete from Canada. He wrote an article for the LPGA web site.

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