Who Is Francesco Molinari's Wife?
Francesco Molinari is one of Italy's most successful ever golfers, with victories at the Open Championship, WGC-HSBC Champions, BMW PGA Championship and the Race to Dubai. Molinari also went undefeated at the 2018 Ryder Cup, becoming the first player to ever secure five wins out of five.
Throughout his many, many successes, Molinari has had one individual by his side, with the Italian marrying his wife, Valentina, in 2007. Get to know her a little better in the piece below.
Who Is Francesco Molinari's Wife?
Being married since 2007, Molinari claims that Valentia plays a huge part in his golf. Speaking after his Open victory for example, the Italian acknowledged just how important his wife was to his game, stating: "Big credit to my wife who watches me all the time. I don't know how she does it. I couldn't do it."
Valentina and Francesco, who were both born in Italy, married back in their homeland before they moved to England where they currently reside.
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Valentina has an MBA in London from the European Business MBSC and used to regularly travel with Francesco around the world, being spotted at the 2018 DP World Tour Championship where Francesco secured the Race to Dubai title
Together, the couple have two children, Tommaso and Emma. Because of this, Valentina is unable to travel to many events. As a result, the couple rely on Skype, with Molinari stating: "We're fortunate enough to live in an age when technology has made the world so much smaller and keep my flight costs down."
He continued by saying: "It’s hard to stay away. A week is not so bad, but two or three weeks are a tough slog and that’s just for me. My wife used to travel quite a lot with me, but that’s another thing that has changed. As much as you want to have your family around you at all times, we’ve realised that it’s not the best for everyone.”
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Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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