Intense morning under the sun of Rome, that of the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, home of the Ryder Cup to be held in September 2023. Edoardo Molinari was welcomed, in a special press conference, in the role of vice captain by Henrik Stenson, captain European for this edition, and the other deputy Thomas Bjorn.
This is a comeback for the Turinese, as he was part of the European team that won at Celtic Manor in 2010, when it ended on Monday. Oasport has collected impressions and sensations from Molinari, who is currently having a good time on the DP World Tour with two top ten in the space of a few weeks at the Catalunya Open and the Soudal Open.
Edoardo Molinari, statements
“He gets high enough. Perhaps, after he removed the World Cup together with Chicco, I think we are there with all the others. This was completely unexpected, I could never have thought a few months ago that I was here today.
I am very happy, excited and look forward to September next year " “I'm definitely playing well, I think I can still take away a lot of satisfaction as a player. For sure this will take me away a little bit of time and concentration, because there are so many things to do, but I will do it very willingly.
For a while longer I want to take away some satisfaction as long as I can, as long as I can and then tomorrow we will see " “In my opinion it is always useful to have an external point of view, to be able to compare oneself with someone who maybe did those things.
Beyond that, with the fact that I work with several of those who will be in the team it will be very easy and very simple to understand each other. So in my opinion, from the players' point of view, I believe that there will be maximum collaboration, maximum help from both sides "
"Surely the public will be a determining factor, because not only will there be a lot of people, but the Ryder Cup, unlike normal golf tournaments, has stadium-like cheering, with chants, roars and so on. This is what really makes the difference for the home players. Let's hope, indeed I'm sure that this will be the case again"