The way he’s swinging, he could be winning with a bag of broomsticks, but TaylorMade tour staff pro Edoardo Molinari relied on the company’s newest equipment to finish birdie-birdie-birdie at Gleneagles in Scotland over the weekend, erasing a two-shot deficit to earn his second European Tour win. The victory secured a place for Molinari on Europe’s 2010 Ryder Cup. The 29-year-old Italian star was selected as one of three captain’s picks to compete at Celtic Manor in Wales in October. He will also move into the top-20 in the Official World Golf rankings for the first time in his career.
“I was feeling good, but I mean, I’ve been playing well many, many times this year,” the affable Molinari said after lifting the trophy at the Johnnie Walker Championship. “I’ve been probably playing as good as this, I don’t know, maybe eight to 10 weeks, but obviously to win a tournament, you need to hole the putts at the right time. You need to get lucky and obviously I’m very proud of today, and especially of the last three holes.”
Molinari played Taylor Made through the bag: an R9 SuperTri driver, R9 TP irons, R9 fairway 15 degree, Rescue TP, TP gap wedges and a Penta TP ball, the first five-layer Tour ball.