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2018 Ryder Cup Preview: Francesco Molinari Is Solid Fit for Le Golf National

Sep 25, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

Jul 22, 2018; Carnoustie, Angus, SCT; Francesco Molinari plays his shot from the third tee during the final round of The Open Championship golf tournament at Carnoustie Golf Links. Mandatory Credit: Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

For betting odds and analysis of all 24 golfers in the 2018 Ryder Cup field, check out this page.

Francesco Molinari’s Ryder Cup Betting Odds

  • Odds to be highest-scoring golfer: +1800
  • Odds to be highest-scoring team member: +900
  • Point total odds: 1.5 (o -165, u +125)
  • Ryder Cup appearances: 2
  • Ryder Cup match play history: 0-1-1 (0.0%)
  • Ryder Cup foursome history: 0-2 (0.0%)
  • Ryder Cup fourball history: 0-1-1 (0.0%)

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Francesco Molinari’s Ryder Cup Outlook

Best asset: Tee-to-green game and foursome play. When Molinari’s game is on, he’d be a dream partner. He rarely misses a fairway or a green, so his partners know they’ll usually be hitting from good positions.

Worst asset: Ryder Cup history. With everything I just mentioned, it’s a little hard to believe that Molinari has zero wins in six career Ryder Cup matches. That probably changes this year, with Le Golf National a great fit for Molinari’s game.

Ryder Cup Confidence Rating: 6 out of 10. It’s hard to be overly confident in someone who hasn’t actually won a match. But those results were from a totally different time in Molinari’s career. He’s a major champion now and has strung together the best golf of his life this summer.

Expert Predictions: Over/Under 1.5 Points

Sobel: Over
Perry: Over
Mears: Over

Francesco Molinari’s Metrics

Here’s how Molinari ranks in the Ryder Cup field in several key metrics.

  • Strokes Gained: Total: 17th in world, 11th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 3rd in world, 3rd in field
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 12th in world, 6th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Putting: 181st in world, 22nd in field

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