Francesco Molinari reflects on ‘massive’ win at Wentworth

Francesco Molinari has described his BMW PGA Championship win this past year as”enormous” due to his assurance and a vital factor that caused his memorable Open triumph at Carnoustie.
Molinari produced an outstanding show of front-running past May, to hold off playing-partner Rory McIlroy in Wentworth, and his success sparked a glorious run of results which included his important title less than two months afterwards, where he again upstaged Tiger Woods and McIlroy.
The Italian recorded a five wins out of five at the Ryder Cup, although he picked up his silverware that was only at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and has had a quieter 2019.
But he remains within the planet’s top 10 and is currently excited about defending his BMW PGA title in the September playing of this tournament.
Reflecting on his victory last May, Molinari explained:”It was massive because I was in a similar position to last year without being able to close the tournament out. It gave me a great deal of confidence.
“I had been watching a video of the past couple of holes on Sunday, and you may see that I was uneasy in that place. I believe that has been the first step to getting more comfortable in shutting it out and leading a tournament.
“I think if you compare it to Carnoustie, it’s pretty simple to see the distinction. I am quite happy how if I get into that place again this year, it went and emphasise , hopefully I’ll hit a shot that is third that is much superior into 18!
“The win at the States (Quicken Loans National) obviously helped even more moving into The Open, which gave me even more confidence then moving into the Ryder Cup. I am sure once I quit playing, I’ll reflect on this past year as an year, but notably those 3 monthsMay, June, July have been some thing it would be hard to reproduce.
“Obviously I will work as hard as I will do it, but I know I’ve put a pretty significant standard,” additional Molinari, who looked on course to collect a second significant title in the Masters in April, only to find water two on the back nine on Sunday as Woods stormed to his first big success in almost 11 decades.
“I had a excellent start of the season and after that, following the Experts, obviously I haven’t done too,” said Molinari, that hasn’t posted a top-10 ending in his eight starts because his Augusta National disappointment.
“I think there has been some scheduling issues. I have played golf aside from the PGA, in the types. I’m not happy how I played in the other tournaments, although I am very happy the way I played with in The Open and the US Open.
“It’s hard to pinpoint 1 reason as to this. I’ve talked to the people around me and we’re trying to figure out how best to move forward, and to play golf”

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