Born in 1981, Edoardo Molinari is among the top players in the new generation of italian golfers. Edoardo started his competitive career at a very young age.
He and his brother Francesco were trained by master golfer Sergio Bertaina and both play professionally. As an amateur, Edoardo had the opportunity to represent Italy and Europe in a number of tournaments, winning the 2005 US Amateur Championship along with other competitions.
This feat, which had never been accomplished by any other Italian before Molinari, opened the door the world of top-level golf, and in 2006, he received invitations to seven European Tours, three US PGAs and three Majors, played alongside Tiger Woods. In the meantime, he completed his studies in business engineering, which is without a doubt, an uncommon achievement among top athletes. Molinari’s first victory as a pro golfer came in early 2007, at the Club Colombia Masters, and was followed by another win soon after, at the Tusker Kenya Open.
After a wrist injury in 2007/2008, Molinari had an excellent 2009 season, with five wins and several top-ten finishes during the Challenge Tour, which secured him first place in the final rankings, in addition to a record number of prizes raked in.