Nedbank Golf Challenge, Max Homa leader

In South Africa, in the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, Francesco Molinari was unable to repeat the good performance offered in the opening round of the DP World Tour tournament

by Andrea Gussoni
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Nedbank Golf Challenge, Max Homa leader
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In South Africa, in the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, Francesco Molinari was unable to repeat the good performance offered in the opening round of the DP World Tour tournament and slipped from 8th to 24th position with a total of 141 ( 68 73, -3) hits.

At Sun City, partial of 73 (+1) for the Turin player, who made five birdies (including two in the last holes), with six bogeys. He therefore has a fluctuating try for the blue, now seven shots away from the American Max Homa (66 68), world number 8, and the Frenchman Matthieu Pavon, both at the top of the rankings with a score of 134 (68 66, -10) .

Behind them, in 3rd position with 135 (-9), here is the English Dan Bradbury who precedes the Danes Nicolai Hojgaard and Thorbjorn Olesen, 4th with 136 (-8).

Nedbank Golf Challenge, Francesco Molinari

Among the protagonists of the day, the American Justin Thomas, former world number 1, and the Englishman Tommy Fleetwood.

Both 8th with 138 (-6), they recovered 35 and 23 positions respectively. Thomas shone with a round of 66 (-6), the result of seven birdies and a bogey. Fleetwood, who defends the double title won in 2019 and 2022 (the competition was not played, due to Covid-19, in 2020 and 2021), highlighted himself with a round in 67 (-5), signing six birdie, with one bogey.

And now the "moving day" before the grand finale. The Nedbank Golf Challenge, now in its 41st edition, is the penultimate tournament of the DP World Tour 2023 and offers $6,000,000 up for grabs. Francesco Molinari (Turin, 8 November 1982) is an Italian golfer.

He is the younger brother of Edoardo Molinari. On 22 July 2018 he entered the history of Italian golf by becoming the first Italian to have won a major tournament with the victory of the 147th British Open.[2] On 18 November 2018 he won the Race to Dubai and became the first Italian in the history of golf to win the prize of best European player.[3] He entered the history of world golf during the 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup held in France in 2018, becoming the first player to win 5 matches out of 5 bringing as many points to the European team, and he also scored the last point which gave the trophy to the hosts, defeating the world famous champion Phil Mickelson in a one-sided match.

His collaboration with the English player Tommy Fleetwood, a very famous couple who remained unbeaten in all their matches, will also remain in history.

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