For Edoardo Molinari the role is essentially double in this 80th Italian Open. In fact, the Turin-born plays both the player and the Ryder Cup vice-captain (in Rome there is the complete package, with Luke Donald, Thomas Bjorn and Nicolas Colsaerts in the competition).
For him today's conclusion in +3, therefore at risk of cutting, but various observations also given by his American experience, as he recounts in these brief words.
Edoardo Molinari, statements
As for the day, it appears that pitch conditions from September to March are different and will change again for the Ryder Cup.
“Certainly the field today was different than in September, it was a little wetter and therefore the game was a little longer. In terms of difficulty, in my opinion it is quite similar, because in addition to becoming longer it also becomes a little wider, being wet, so in the end similar to September".
It also highlights the different type of approach used in Europe for the fields compared to that of America, where there is more monotony. “For sure in Europe we have more variety, both of greens and fields and also for the types of grass, while in America it is almost always the same every week“.
He 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 at the US Masters, US Open and British Open in 2006.
 His younger brother Francesco is also a professional golfer. He turned professional in 2006 after graduating from the Polytechnic of Turin in engineering. In 2007 he won the Masters Club Colombia and the Kenya Open.
He won his third professional title at the Piedmont 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 November 29, 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 ahead of the Northern Irish Darren Clarke and the French Raphaël Jaquelin. On August 29, 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 squad 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 won the Hassan II Golf Trophy by beating Irishman Paul Dunne in the Play-off.
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