Bittersweet conclusion for Edoardo Molinari at the 2022 Italian Open. The European vice-captain of Ryder Cup 2023 pulled off a good performance with -3 on the day and -2 overall at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, but had bad luck in the last hole.
Going very long, almost on the road in front of the stands, with the second shot, he then came close to saving the par 5, but he closed with a bogey.
Edoardo Molinari, statements
These are his words to the press: "I think the pitch is in excellent condition, perhaps even better than last year.
The greens have just been slowed down on purpose. The field is very very beautiful, appreciated by everyone, it will certainly be an excellent test for next year ". Important participants on the field with McIlroy, Fitzpatrick, Hovland, three of the best 11 in the world: "It is the best field we have ever had at the Italian Open.
It is great to see these great champions playing. It was a tiny preview of what Ryder will be, but next year it will be even bigger. " A background on the dinner with Luke Donald and Thomas Bjorn, his travel companions for Ryder: "We had dinner, we chatted, talked a little about the field, about Ryder".
On Francesco Molinari: “he is definitely playing better, physically he is very well. Even technically it is a bit back to what it was before ". In response to OA Sport: “Unfortunately I haven't been able to capitalize much for 2-3 years.
I keep struggling on the green, as soon as I miss a shot I pay immediately. So at the moment it's very frustrating “. And on the moment of the season: “Personally I am not very satisfied, but we must also observe reality.
I can't play the game I express, which is certainly better than the results I get, but unfortunately that's the way it is “. Edoardo Molinari is an Italian golfer. He is the elder brother of Francesco Molinari.
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