"This Open of Italy, as vice captain of Team Europe at the Ryder Cup 2023, certainly has a particular flavor. I can't wait to take the field, I really hope it can be a great week".
Edoardo Molinari, statements
These are the statements of Edoardo Molinari, deputy captain of the Europe team at the Ryder Cup 2023 and one of the most anticipated protagonists of the 79th edition of the Italian Open, scheduled from 15 to 18 September at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Guidonia Montecelio (Rome ).
"The course - Edo Molinari underlined at the press conference - has matured a lot compared to last year, the indications provided last May have been taken into consideration. The 18th hole is certainly the most interesting and beautiful one to play.
Some fairways are now more tight but for next year's challenge the USA will still need some small changes. The Ryder Cup is certainly the most beautiful event to play. The atmosphere you breathe, the environment and the bond that is created with the public, everything this is something unique.
They have been intense months and those that separate us from Ryder will be even more so. With Luke Donald, captain of Team Europe, and with the other vice captain, Thomas Bjorn, contacts are continuous. the ideal atmosphere to achieve great results " Edoardo Molinari had a brilliant amateur career, winning several national championships.
In 2005 he became the first Italian and the first European golfer to win the US Amateur championship. As a result of that victory he qualified to play in the US Masters, US Open and British Open in 2006. [Citation needed] His younger brother Francesco is also a professional golfer.
He turned professional in 2006 after graduating from the Turin Polytechnic in engineering. In 2007 he won the Masters Club Colombia and the Kenya Open. He won his third professional title at the Piemonte Open in May 2009, held in Turin.
He also won the Kazakhstan Open in September and the Italian Federation Cup in October. European Tour. On 29 November 2009, Molinari, together with his younger brother Francesco, brought to Italy the World Cup won at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup in China.
On 11 July 2010 he won the Scottish Open on the Loch Lomond course, preceding the Northern Irishman Darren Clarke and the French Raphaël Jaquelin. On 29 August 2010 he won the Johnny Walker Championship in front of Brett Rumford and his brother Francesco.
From 1 to 4 October 2010 he was part of the European Ryder Cup team that won the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales. On April 16, 2017, after 7 years without a win on the European Tour, he wins the Hassan II Golf Trophy by beating Irishman Paul Dunne in the Play-off.