Italian golf star Edoardo Molinari confirmed to play at Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship 2016

Two-time European Tour winner and member of the victorious 2010 European Ryder Cup team Edoardo Molinari will join the roster of top golfers at this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.

Winning several national championships as an amateur, he became the first Italian and Continental European to with the U.S. Amateur. He won three titles in the 2009 season on the Challenge Tour – including the Piemonte Open in his home town of Turin – and finished runner-up on four occasions to top the Challenge Tour money list in 2009 with record earnings of €242,979, almost €100,000 more than the previous high total.

Later that year, he shot into the top 50 of world golf after he and his younger brother Francesco became the first Italians to win the World Cup – the first time that two brothers had won the event.

Molinari finished in second at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2010 and earned his two European Tour victories at the Barclays Scottish Open and Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. His meteoric rise saw him selected as one of three wildcards in Colin Montgomerie’s 2010 European Ryder Cup team where the home side triumphed at Celtic Manor in Wales. In 2014, he recorded his best ever finish at The Open Championship, tying for seventh place.

The Italian has won professional tournaments on four of six continents on which golf is played: Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Edoardo will be showing off his short game at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship alongside a host of top players led by two-time Major winner and host Tony Jacklin CBE.

Edoardo commented: “It will be a real honour to play in the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, I have heard so many great things about it and this year’s field is filled with some big names from golf, I am really looking forward to it!”