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Francesco Molinari, of Italy, reacts to a birdie on the eighth hole during the final round for the Masters golf tournament, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 17, 2019 - 3:07 pm
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Francesco Molinari feels worn out after collapsing on the final nine at the Masters last week and is looking to conjure up the mental energy to compete at the RBC Heritage. Molinari, the reigning British Open champion, carried a two-stroke lead with seven holes left...
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April 16, 2019 - 5:04 pm
An average of 10.8 million people watched the CBS coverage of the final round of the Masters as Tiger Woods got his first victory in a major in 11 years. CBS said in a release that it was the most-watched morning golf broadcast since 1987, which is the earliest data the network has. The final round...
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Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 5:43 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — They crowded hundreds deep around the 18th green, roaring when those lucky enough to be in front signaled the first sight of Tiger Woods in his familiar red coming up the fairway. Up by the clubhouse, the kitchen help stood in white jackets and hats, much like a previous...
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Francesco Molinari, of Italy, hits from a bunker on the 18th hole during the third round for the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 13, 2019 - 8:58 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Record scores on the white boards at Augusta National. Ground-shaking roars for Tiger Woods along the back nine. Francesco Molinari blocked out the buzz on a delirious day of nine players sharing space atop the leaderboard Saturday. He emerged with another rock-solid round that...
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Francesco Molinari, of Italy, hits a drive on the 17th hole during the third round for the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 13, 2019 - 6:55 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the third round of the Masters (all times local): 7 p.m. Francesco Molinari was one many players who enjoyed the conditions at Augusta National during a birdie barrage in the third round of the Masters. The Italian shot a bogey-free, 6-under 66 and has a two-shot...
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Tiger Woods reacts to his birdie putt on the 15th hole during the second round for the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 12, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 12, 2019 - 7:52 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the second round at the Masters (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The top of the leaderboard is crowded after two rounds at the Masters. Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen are in a five-way tie for the lead at 7-under for the...
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FILE - These are file photos showing some of the golfers expected to compete in the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Shown are Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods. (AP Photo/File)
April 05, 2019 - 10:42 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A capsule look at 15 top contenders for the Masters, to be played April 11-14 (listed in predicted order of finish): RICKIE FOWLER Age: 30. Country: United States. World ranking: 8. Worldwide victories: 8. Majors: None. Masters appearances: 8. Best Masters: Runner-up in 2018...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2004, file photo, Arnold Palmer bows to the gallery after landing his tee shot only a few feet away from the pin on the sixth green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Augusta National has rules, just like most private clubs, and its members expect them to be followed. Unlike other clubs, however, Augusta doesn't just host a major, it runs the major. The heritage built up over eight decades creates an aura that keeps fans and players on their best behavior. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
April 05, 2019 - 3:29 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Francesco Molinari learned on the eve of his first appearance at the Masters this major was different from the others. He was at Augusta National in 2006, not to play but as the caddie for older brother Edoardo, the U.S. Amateur champion. Their father caddied in the Par 3...
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Kevin Kisner poses with his trophy after he defeated Matt Kuchar in the finals at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 31, 2019 - 9:01 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kevin Kisner can't think of another tournament that made him grind so hard. He began the Dell Technologies Match Play with a loss in the opening round. He had to play 120 holes over five days. Three matches were decided on the 18th hole. He had to play three sudden-death...
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Francesco Molinari, of Italy, celebrates after sinking a putt for birdie on the 18th green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. Molinari won the tournament by two strokes. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 12, 2019 - 4:42 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Francesco Molinari might not look like the modern version of an Arnold Palmer, a player who makes people watch because of his ability to charge from behind with clutch shots, big putts and low scores. He just plays one on TV. And if he keeps winning like this, he...
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