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Edoardo Molinari – Biography

In 2005, Edoardo became the first European to win the US Amateur Championship for 95 years joining the likes of Arnold Palmer (1954), Jack Nicklaus (1959, 1961) and Tiger Woods (1994-1996).  As US Amateur Champion, Edoardo immediately gained a global profile playing in 3 Majors in 2006 (Masters, US Open, British Open) – at The Masters and US Open he had the privilege to play the first two rounds with Tiger Woods. Only a European US Amateur Champion could achieve this profile in Europe and the US, and as a result he gained excellent media exposure. He featured on the front page of the New York Times, in Golf Week, Golf World, Il Mondo and on television in the US and Sky.

After just 6 months as a professional Edoardo won his first tournament, the Club Colombia Masters, closely followed by a win at the Tusker Kenya Open.   However following a wrist injury in 2008, 2009 was the breakthrough year for Edoardo with five tournament wins and a series of top 10 finishes.  Three of these wins came on the Challenge Tour with victories at the Piemonte Open in Italy, the Kazakhstan Open and the Italian Fed Cup, which saw him complete a record breaking year on the Challenge Tour – not only did he win the Rankings race but he smashed all records for the highest earnings ever in a given year on the Challenge Tour.  And to round off a stunning year, Edoardo won the Y4million Dunlop Phoenix event in Japan, beating 2008 European Order of Merit Winner Robert Karlsson in a play off, followed by the Omega Mission Hills World Cup which he won with brother Francesco while representing Italy.  It was Edoardo’s putt on the 18th that secured the World Cup win for Italy, finishing one shot ahead of Rory Mcllroy’s Ireland and the Swedish pairing of Karlsson/Stenson.

In 2010 Edoardo continued his incredible form and propelled himself into the World’s top echelon of golfers following a string of fantastic results both in Europe and in the US.  His 2nd place finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, along with his European Tour wins at the Barclays Scottish Open and Johnnie Walker Championship, saw him climb into the world’s Top 15.  His dramatic win at the Johnnie Walker Championship, which highlighted his ability to produce outstanding golf under intense pressure, provided Monty with the easy decision of picking Edoardo as a member of the winning 2010 European Ryder Cup team. 

In 2011 Edoardo had his best Major finish to date coming 11th at The Masters, and also recorded four further top 15 finishes on the European and PGA Tours.   He was close to his third European Tour victory having come 5th at the Barclays Singapore Open and finished 12th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour.

Off the course, Edoardo’s personable nature and natural ability to communicate make him an ideal choice to host corporate golf events.

Personal Details:

Born:11th February 1981
Place of Birth:Turin, Italy
Residence:Turin, Italy
Turned Pro:2006

Team Honours:

2010European Team - Ryder Cup
2009Italian Team - Mission Hills World Cup

Professional Achievements:

20132nd - Maybank Malaysian Open
20126th - Trophee Hassan II
20115th - Barclays Singapore Open
201112th Arnold Palmer Invitational
201111th The Masters
20118th Volvo Champs
20102nd Omega European Masters
20101st The Johnnie Walker Championships
20101st Barclays Scottish Open
20103rd Nordea Scandinavian Masters
20102nd Arnold Palmer Invitational
20091st Dunlop Phoenix, Japan
20091st Italian Fed Cup
20091st Kazakhstan Open
20091st Piemonte Open
20092nd Ecco Tour Championship
20092nd Scottish Hydro Challenge
20092nd Trophee du Golf de Geneve
20093rd Credit Suisse Challenge
20092nd Club Colombia Masters
200815th South African Airways Open
200817th Methorios Capital Italian Open
20071st Club Columbia Masters
2007 1st Tusker Kenya Open

Amateur Achievements:

2006Made cut at The Open
2005Made cut at The Open
2005US Amateur Champion
2003Turkish Amateur Champion
2001Italian Amateur Champion
1996English Under 16 Champion
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