Francesco Molinari: "Long road ahead of me"



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Francesco Molinari: "Long road ahead of me"

Francesco Molinari does not hide in an interview with GolfDigest. "I'm so far behind that I haven't even looked at the standings. I have a long road ahead of me but I can't deny that I'd love to be there"

And after being the protagonist in Paris 2018 he dreams of playing the Ryder Cup 2021 in September (24-26) in Wisconsin (USA), postponed by one year due to Covid. At 65° place in the European Point List and at 54° of the World Points List, the Italian player is called to a great season to take the pass for the super challenge between the Old Continent and the United States.

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After the first two Top 10 (eighth place at The American Express and tenth at Farmers Insurance) in as many seasonal appearances on the PGA Tour, the Turin-born has disappointed expectations at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (59 / o).

He fatal the third lap, where he first collected a flappa and then a two-stroke penalty. Now for the Piedmontese a new opportunity at The Genesis Invitational, scheduled from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 February in Pacific Palisades (California).

The Riviera Country Club, which will host the event, is in fact one of the new training centers chosen by Chicco Molinari after moving with his family from London to Los Angeles. "The club director - explains Molinari - as well as all the staff welcomed me very well.

I played with some members of the Riviera such as Patrick Rodger and Patrick Cantlay. I like the pitch, but in the past I didn't play well here" In California Daniel Berger pitches a putt show for the agle at the 72° hole from over 9 meters (the last of the review) and takes the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Fourth career title on the PGA Tour (figure including two WGCs) in golf for the American player, who now sees the Top 10 in the world ranking. Nothing to do for Jordan Spieth, 3°. Tournament undertone for Francesco Molinari, only 59°.

At Pebble Beach, with a partial of 65 (-7), the best of the day, out of a total of 270 (67 66 72 65, -18), Berger with a final feat (and after closing the third lap in the second place) overtook the competition of compatriot Maverick McNealy, second with 272 (-16).

Completing the podium, all stars and stripes, are Spieth and Cantlay, both 3° with 273 (-15). After finishing fourth in the Phoenix Open, Spieth gets the second consecutive Top 5. It hadn't happened since 2018 (when he took a double third place at both the Houston Open and The Masters).

"I wanted to win the golf tournament. I didn't want to lose it on the last. I just wanted to go out there and try to hit the best shot that I could and I wasn't going to be conservative on the 3-wood coming in. I think today really solidified my position as one of the best golfers out here and I just need to continue to do the things I've been doing. And I feel like there's no limit to what I can accomplish."