The match between representatives from continental Europe and players from Great Britain and Ireland will take place in Abu Dhabi and will provide an opportunity for Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald to conduct a roster review 9 months from the Ryder Cup in Rome.
The “Moliwood”, Hero’s Cup
Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari were chosen by the Englishman to lead both teams. They will be player-captains and will have to retain nine players each to form their team.
No one has forgotten the formidable pair the pair formed in the 2018 Ryder Cup. They won all four matches they played together and came to be dubbed the ‘Moliwoods’ by fans. The day after Europe’s victory, they were even treated to a video honoring their deal, where the two men wake up in the same bed with the Ryder Cup.
The selection will also take into account the DP World Tour Ranking when announcing the names of successful players in early December. “Fran and I get along really well, so I’m sure it’s going to be a little awkward for us to be opponents at first, but I think the Hero Cup is a fantastic way for players to compete against each other in a doubles match.
, which is something we’ve both always enjoyed,” Fleetwood said. The Hero Cup adopts a similar format to the Seve Trophy, which pits the best from mainland Europe against their British and Irish counterparts.
The event revolves around a four-piece session, followed by a 4-ball session, and finally singles. Francesco Molinari (Turin, November 8, 1982) is an Italian golfer. He is the younger brother of Edoardo Molinari. On 22 July 2018, he entered Italian golf history by becoming the first Italian to win a major tournament by winning the 147th British Open.
On November 18, 2018, he won the Race to Dubai and became the first Italian in golf history to win the European Player of the Year award. He made world golf history during the 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup held in France in 2018, becoming the first player to win 5 out of 5 matches bringing the same number of points to the European team, and his last point to the trophy to the hosts, defeating world-famous champion Phil Mickelson in a one-sided match.
His collaboration with English player Tommy Fleetwood will also go down in history, a very famous couple who remained undefeated in every match they played.