7/1 Molinari eager to stay under the radar

Updated: 30/05/2024


He may find it difficult, but joint-leader Francesco Molinari (7/1 US Masters outright) says he would prefer to stay under the radar going into the weekend at the US Masters.

The Italian fired a fine five-under 67 on Friday is currently leading the way on seven-under par alongside Jason Day (10/1 outright), Brooks Koepka (7/1), Adam Scott (11/1) and Louis Oosthuizen (12/1).

Despite winning four tournaments in the last 11 months, including the Open at Carnoustie, and moving up to seventh place in the world rankings, Molinari has managed to retain his quiet demeanour.

The 36-year-old says he would prefer for the attention to be on his competitors and is happy to go about his business at Augusta National.

“There’s obviously loads of great players in golf right now,” he said. “I think I’m getting the attention that I deserve, and it’s not something that I seek or that I want desperately.

“I’m happy to go about my business and keep playing good golf. That’s what I’m trying to focus on.”

With all the hype around him starting to build, Molinari knows all he can control is on the course and says the focus is on keeping his form going into what should be a thrilling weekend in Georgia.

“What I’ve learned from the last 12 months is that that’s all I can control and that’s all I can do when I’m out there, keep doing what I’m doing and keep making every process that I have even tighter and better,” he added. “Just do that and see if anything can beat me on the course.”

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