In the lead up to the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone, Rome, Francesco Molinari has been named as the fifth vice-captain of Team Europe. When Molinari saw the role he will play at the Ryder Cup, it was impossible for him to hide his joy.
He received a call from Luke Donald, so he didn't think much about what to do. Molinari was a key player in the 2018 Ryder Cup, when he demonstrated that he is a great golfer who will be a valuable asset to his team in the upcoming competitions.
"I am very proud to be part of Luke’s team. I started the year hoping to be there as a player, but it is still a great honor to be there as a Vice Captain," he said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com “I got a phone call from Luke [Donald] asking if I was interested and obviously it was a clear answer from me.
He is assembling a really good team of people. A lot of them are close to me in different ways. We’ve all shared the stage together already in some form and that helps when it comes to decision time and putting Luke and the players in the best conditions possible to perform at their best."
Luke Donald explains his decision: Molinari has a lot of experience
After confirming the information, Donald emphasized why he chose Molinari as vice-captain.
Donald did not have many dilemmas considering the qualities that Molinari possesses. He knew how important the Italian would be to him in September and October this year. “I chose Francesco because he has a lot of experience in Ryder Cups and he is a Major winner.
He has a tremendous individual career, but he is also Italian. " There is still a little left until the start of the Ryder Cup, and the excitement is growing. There are great expectations from the European Team, but also from the US Team. In both cases, there is a high level of quality.
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