Francesco Molinari shoots 3-under 67 in round one of the Wyndham Championship
August 12, 2021
- August 12, 2021
In his first round at the Wyndham Championship, Francesco Molinari hit 9 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens in regulation, finishing at 3 under for the tournament. Molinari finished his day tied for 38th at 3 under; Russell Henley is in 1st at 8 under; Erik van Rooyen, Michael Thompson, Hudson Swafford, Adam Hadwin, Scott Piercy, Ted Potter, Jr., and Sung Kang are tied for 2nd at 6 under; and Rob Oppenheim, Rory Sabbatini, Bronson Burgoon, Si Woo Kim, Chris Kirk, Webb Simpson, Jhonattan Vegas, Brian Stuard, Michael Gligic, Tyler McCumber, and Andrew Landry are tied for 9th at 5 under.
On the 174-yard par-3 third, Molinari hit the green off the tee but had a three-putt after missing a putt from 5-feet for a par and finished with a bogey. This put Molinari at 1 over for the round.
On the par-4 fourth, Molinari's 115 yard approach to 7 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Molinari to even-par for the round.
After a drive to the right side of the fairway on the 374-yard par-4 eighth hole, Molinari had a 101 yard approach shot, setting himself up for the birdie. This moved Molinari to 2 under for the round.
At the 440-yard par-4 10th, Molinari got on in 2 and missed his par putt from 7 feet, finishing with a 3-putt bogey. This moved Molinari to 1 under for the round.
On the 235-yard par-3 12th, Molinari's tee shot went 231 yards to the right rough and his approach went 34 yards to the green where he rolled a two-putt for bogey. This moved him to even for the round.
On the par-4 13th, Molinari's 117 yard approach to 7 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Molinari to 1 under for the round.
On the par-5 15th, Molinari's approach shot set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Molinari to 2 under for the round.
On the 175-yard par-3 16th, Molinari hit the green off the tee but missed a birdie attempt from 11-feet taking a par. This left Molinari to 2 under for the round.
After a drive to the left side of the fairway on the 507-yard par-4 18th hole, Molinari chipped in his third, carding a birdie for the hole. This moved Molinari to 3 under for the round.