27 Mar '12, 11pm

Molinari to rest up before majors this year in quest to make Ryder Cup team @xtgolf

Molinari to rest up before majors this year in quest to make Ryder Cup team @xtgolf

CRAIL, Scotland -- Francesco Molinari will rest in the week leading up to all four major championships in a bid to retain his place in the European Ryder Cup team this year. The 29-year-old Italian missed the cut in the opening three majors last year, the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open. The Masters starts on April 5, so he won’t contest the Shell Houston Open in Texas this week after finishing near the tail of the field last year, or the Sicilian Open on the European Tour. Molinari will also rest in the week before the June 14 start of the U.S. Open, and is unlikely to compete in the Scottish Open as it is staged just before the British Open begins on July 19 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. “Last year, I played in Houston before the Masters and I played the Italian Open the week before Congressional, and in discussing that with my coach, Denis Pugh, at the end of last ...

Full article: http://www.pga.com/news/pga-tour/francesco-molinari-rest-...

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