The back injury that has already forced him to forfeit the PGA Championship has not yet been resolved and so Francesco Molinari will also be forced to miss The Memorial Tournament, the historic event of the PGA Tour of golf scheduled from 3 to 6 June in Dublin, Ohio (USA).
Francesco Molinari, statements
This was announced by the player from Turin himself on twitter. “Unfortunately – wrote Molinari – the back problem will not allow me to be on the field at The Memorial. I am very sorry not to be able to participate in one of the most beautiful tournaments of the PGA Tour. The recovery from the injury is however proceeding well and I hope, I think I can be back on the pitch soon. Thanks to everyone for the cheering, it’s not an easy time but I promise you, as always, maximum commitment and dedication to be able to compete at high levels soon. ” These are the declarations of the Piedmontese (overtaken in the world ranking by Guido Migliozzi, now the best blue), who recently announced the “separation” from caddy Mark Fulcher.
A historic enterprise, one of the greatest ever in golf. In South Carolina Phil Mickelson with a total of 282 (70 69 70 73, -6) shots won the 103rd edition of the PGA Championship becoming the oldest winner of a Grand Slam tournament at 50 years, 11 months and 7 days. . The Californian surpassed the previous record of Julius Boros, king of the PGA Championship in 1968 at 48 years, 4 months and 18 days. On Kiawah Island, against all odds and after a tournament that saw him as protagonist from start to finish, the southpaw from San Diego overcame the competition of two other Major champions: Brooks Koepka (champion of the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019) and Louis Oosthuizen, both 2 / i with 270 (-4). “It’s a fantastic success, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like it. I believed and hoped that anything could be possible.
I hope to be a source of inspiration for many, I have made many sacrifices but it was really worth it. I love this sport and I love to compete with such strong players “Mickelson said at the end of the tournament. To celebrate his masterpiece over 10,000 spectators, crowded at the 18th hole of the Ocean Course (par 72), a course that left no way out even to Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas – respectively number 1 and two in the world, both out at the cut – and who celebrated the exploit of “Lefty”.
From Tiger Woods to Jack Nicklaus, from Gary Player to John Daly, from Thomas to Koepka, the world of golf has celebrated Mickelson’s victory. “Seeing you win at 50 is really inspiring. Congratulations “the compliments on Twitter of Tiger Woods, the great absentee of the tournament.” You are a formidable ambassador of this sport, a timeless champion “the praise of Player. The world of golf is a global tribute to one of its greatest performers who, 30 years, 4 months and 10 days after his first PGA Tour title at the Northern Telecom Open (in 1991, as an amateur) celebrated one of his victories most important. For the Californian it is the sixth title in a Major, the second in the PGA Championship (already won in 2005) and the 45 / o on the top American circuit where he is now in eighth place, in the all-time ranking, for trophies won.