Molinari relishing Race to Dubai title defence

Francesco Molinari is looking forward to getting his season up and running as he prepares for the defence of his Race to Dubai title at this week's WGC-Mexico Championship.

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20 February, 2019: Francesco Molinari is looking forward to getting his season up and running as he prepares to launch the defence of his Race to Dubai title at this week’s WGC-Mexico Championship.

The Italian enjoyed a dream 2018 campaign, winning The 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links before becoming the first European to win five points out of five as Europe won The Ryder Cup at Le Golf National.

He also secured his maiden Rolex Series title at the BMW PGA Championship and now the 36 year old is set to make his long-awaited return to action in Mexico this week, hoping to kick off his 2019 campaign in style.

Meanwhile Eddie Pepperell is looking forward to taking part in a tournament that he enjoyed watching last year when he makes his World Golf Championships debut this week in Mexico City.

The Englishman has risen to 40th in the Official World Golf Ranking after a stellar 2018 Race to Dubai season which saw him win the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters and the Sky Sports British Masters.

And that has seen him go from being an interested viewer this time last year, to a member of the world-class field assembled at Chapultepec Golf Club for the first WGC event of the year, and the 28 year old insists he is only focusing on his technique rather than setting himself any goals for the season.

 

Source: European Tour Release