Francesco Molinari

Cabrera Bello leads Bay Hill as Lefty salvages wild round

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)  — Rafa Cabrera Bello had a Bay Hill debut to remember with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot lead while playing with Arnold Palmer’s grandson. The entertainment, as usual, came from Phil Mickelson. Back at the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the first time in six years, Mickelson capped off a wild round … Continue reading Cabrera Bello leads Bay Hill as Lefty salvages wild round

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France US looking for another historic comeback at the Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas got things started on the final day of the Ryder Cup, with Europe holding a commanding lead and the United States hoping for another historic comeback. Europe went into Sunday’s singles with a 10-6 edge, needing only 4 1/2 points from the 12 matches to reclaim the … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France US looking for another historic comeback at the Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Europe extends Ryder Cup lead to 8-4 behind ‘Moliwood’

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Europe was on the verge of blowing open the Ryder Cup by winning three matches Saturday morning in fourballs to build an 8-4 lead over the Americans for its largest three-session lead since 2004. Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood — known this week at Le Golf National as “Moliwood” — put on … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Europe extends Ryder Cup lead to 8-4 behind ‘Moliwood’

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Reed getting fired up at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Patrick Reed is getting fired up after a quiet start to the Ryder Cup. After holing a 5-foot birdie putt to halve a hole at No. 9, the man nicknamed “Captain America” made a shush gesture to … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Reed getting fired up at Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Americans try to regroup as Europe has 5-3 lead in Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France— Europe has a 5-3 advantage going into the second day of the Ryder Cup, a lead that feels even bigger with the momentum from its first sweep of a session since 1989. U.S. captain Jim Furyk is not ready to panic. After the Europeans won all the foursomes matches to overcome a 3-1 … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Americans try to regroup as Europe has 5-3 lead in Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Same ol’ Molinari at the Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France  — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The Ryder Cup brings out the rawest of emotions. Just don’t expect any big outbursts from Francesco Molinari. The laid-back Italian, who picked up the biggest victory of his career at this year’s British Open, isn’t about … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | The Latest: Same ol’ Molinari at the Ryder Cup

ST. LOUIS | Heat serves as muggy reminder of the final PGA in August

ST. LOUIS — The PGA Championship finally found its identity. It’s the one major where players are allowed to practice in shorts. They might not need to next year. This is the last year for the PGA Championship to be the final major. It will move to the middle of May and be held next … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Heat serves as muggy reminder of the final PGA in August

AKRON, Ohio | Woods-Mickelson match set for Thanksgiving

AKRON, Ohio— Phil Mickelson confirmed a report that an exhibition match against Tiger Woods is set for Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas. Those are about all the details he had. Golf.com reported last month that Woods and Mickelson, who have combined for 19 majors, 122 victories on the PGA Tour and 90 years on earth, … Continue reading AKRON, Ohio | Woods-Mickelson match set for Thanksgiving

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Molinari breaks US stranglehold on majors

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 7 p.m. Francesco Molinari‘s win at the British Open has broken the American stranglehold on golf’s major championships, with a U.S. golfer having won the previous five. It caps a stunning stretch for the 15th-ranked Molinari, who has won on the PGA and … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Molinari breaks US stranglehold on majors

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Molinari survives wild day to win British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Francesco Molinari played a steady hand amid another crazy ending at Carnoustie and won the British Open to become Italy‘s first major champion. Tiger Woods took the lead on Sunday at a major for the first time in nine years and lost it with one bad swing. Jordan Spieth cost himself another … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Molinari survives wild day to win British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Molinari sets clubhouse target at Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Francesco Molinari has set the clubhouse target at 8-under par after shooting a bogey-free, 2-under 69 at the British Open. Molinari holed a 5-foot birdie putt at No. 18 to take the outright lead, leaving Xander Schauffele alone in second place … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Molinari sets clubhouse target at Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Woods on prowl at the British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Tiger Woods is on the move in the British Open, edging to within a stroke of the lead on the front nine. Woods birdied two of his first six holes to get to 7-under-par, a shot behind Jordan Spieth and Xander … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Woods on prowl at the British Open

POTOMAC, Md | Molinari in a record runaway at final Quicken Loans National

POTOMAC, Md. — Francesco Molinari delivered a record performance to win the final edition of the Quicken Loans National. Molinari holed a 50-foot eagle putt to start the back nine, and he never stopped until he turned the final round into a runaway Sunday at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. The Italian closed with … Continue reading POTOMAC, Md | Molinari in a record runaway at final Quicken Loans National

VIRGINIA WATER, England | Molinari tied with McIlroy after 3 rounds at Wentworth

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Francesco Molinari mastered the toughest conditions of the week at Wentworth to shoot a 6-under 66 and share the lead with Rory McIlroy after three rounds of the BMW PGA Championship on Saturday. Scoring was more difficult because of gusty winds and fast, firm greens at the West Course but … Continue reading VIRGINIA WATER, England | Molinari tied with McIlroy after 3 rounds at Wentworth