Francesco Molinari is an Italian professional golfer. He is known for winning the 2018 Open Championship, his first major victory. As of 2018, Francesco Molinari net worth is estimated to be $20 million.
Francesco was born on November 8, 1982 in Turin Italy. He is the younger brother of Edoardo Molinari who is also a professional golfer. He has won Italian Amateur Stroke Play Championship twice, Italian Match Play Championship during his amateur career.
In 2004, he turned pro and earned his European Tour card for 2005 qualifying school. In 2006, he claimed his first European Tour victory by winning the Telecom Italia Open. His ranked moved to top 50 in 2009 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time.
On November 7, 2010, he won the WGC-HSBC Championship in China and the same year, he also represented Europe in the 2010 Ryder Cup. Molinari had a tough time during 2013-14 season as he didn’t register any win but he managed to play several PGA Tour events because of his steady positions in the official golf rankings. He was ranked 6th place at the 2014 Players Championship. This allowed him to earn a full PGA Tour card for the 2014-15 season.
In 2018, he won the BMW PGA Championship and the same year he won the Quickens Loans National. On July 22, 2018, Molinari won the Open Championship with a score of -8 pairing with Tiger Woods in the final round. With that win, he became the first Italian to win the prestigious title. The win also helped him to move to the sixth place in the Official Golf Ranking.