No. 16: Francesco Molinari
2011 Golf Preview: The Top 20 Golfer Countdown
By: Corby Yarbrough | 2/8/11, 11:24 AM EST
No. 16 Francesco Molinari
2011 Golfer Countdown
BORN: Nov. 8, 1982. Turin, Italy
FEDEX FINISH: n/a
2010 PGA TOUR EARNINGS: $358,196
WORLD GOLF RANKING: 17 (as of Feb. 8, 2011)
GOLF CHANNEL’S BRANDEL CHAMBLEE GIVES HIS TAKE: Molinari was soundly beaten by Tiger Woods 4&3 at the Ryder Cup when Tiger played the last seven holes 7-under par. That experience, however, helped Francesco in the WGC HSBC Championship as he battled the newly crowned No. 1, Lee Westwood, all four days and won. Known for his control, he is one of the straightest drivers in the world, and his iron play may lack the height of the power players but is otherwise superior to most. He will threaten on the toughest courses.
CAREER PGA TOUR STATS (through Feb. 8, 2011)
- Events — 15
- Cuts — 12
- 1st — 1
- 2nd — 0
- 3rd — 0
- T10 — 2
- T25 — 6
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