POKER- FACED FRANCESCO

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Check the Turin ti­tle-hunter for a pulse! The 35-year-old’s his­toric 5-0 record as Europe bril­liantly re­gained the Ry­der Cup in Paris con­tin­ued a ca­reer year that could yet have a fairy­tale fin­ish should Moli­nari hold onto his Race to Dubai points lead come Novem­ber 18. It would be noth­ing more than the poker-faced Ital­ian de­serves af­ter win­ning the Euro­pean Tour’s flag­ship BMW Cham­pi­onship at Went­worth and the 147th Open Cham­pi­onship at Carnoustie this sum­mer. In­deed, the seem­ingly nerve­less way Moli­nari cap­tured his fifth and sixth Euro­pean Tour ti­tles ei­ther side of a maiden PGA Tour tri­umph at the Quicken Loans Na­tional in June-early July, it wouldn’t sur­prise if he em­u­lates McIl­roy, Sten­son and Westwood by do­ing the DP World Tour Cham­pi­onship, Harry Var­don Tro­phy dou­ble. Has form on Earth with five top 10s in nine starts to go with that dreamy driver, pre­ci­sion iron game and steely re­solve. Re­gard­less of what tran­spires at JGE, Moli­nari seems cer­tain to eclipse his ca­reer-best R2D fin­ish of 5th in 2010. That the front man of “Moli­wood” de­parts Earth as one of the coolest cats on tour is also un­ques­tioned.

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