The Pendleton Panther

Italy Wins World Cup in Golf

Posted on: December 1, 2009

Francesco and Edoardo Molinari became the first brother combination to win the OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup. This gave Italy, its first title in the team event with a one-stroke victory over Sweden and Ireland on Sunday. The Molinaris closed with a 4-under 68 in the alternate-shot final round on Mission Hills’ Olazabal Course. They finished at 29 under and earned $875,000 each in the tournament. The tournament featured two rounds of better ball and two of alternate shot. Francesco hit a long greenside bunker shot to 3 feet on the 18th to set up Edoardo’s winning par putt. “It’s been a tough day and we have been playing against some of the best golfers in the world. It was really tough until the last, but it feels even better when it is like that,” said Francesco. taly’s previous best finish at the World Cup came in 1998 when Massimo Florioli and Costantino Rocca finished runner-up. It should be great for the Italians to win a big tournament like this, it gives them a really

Italian Brothers


good hopes to win other big one tournaments.


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