Our Italian champion has imposed on the difficult course of the Carnoustie Golf Links (PAR 71), going over world champions such as Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Kevin Kisner, Xander Schauffele and Tiger Woods.
Molinari with this victory at the 147th Open, won for the third time in the golf season, also imposing himself into the BMW PGA Championship (European Tour) and Quicken Loans (PGA Tour) and receiving a check for 1,890,000 dollars (E. 1.625.387) on a prize pool of 10,250,000 dollars (about 8,769,000 euros). As the first Italian to stand out in a MAJOR the Turin golfer has reached a very high level in golf, achieved by few champions in the world and has climbed the World Ranking from 15th place to 6th place, staking a claime on his participation in the Tokyo Olympics2020 and at the Ryder Cup of 2022.
The last Italian success at these levels dates back to the second place of Costantino Rocca in the 1995 Open, and for this reason bringing this victory of Franceesco Molinari to legendary levels. The president of CONI Giovanni Malagò, with a tweet complimented Molinari adds “To him and Italian golf, in great growth, the compliments for this record in a historic Slam tournament!”. We at Golf-Mac share a lot with the ideas of the President of Coni and we hope a lot about the idea of golf growth in Italy, but we believe that something more could be done and we can discuss the topic in our FORUM.