Francesco Molinari (68-70—138)
For the second straight day, Francesco Molinari, the younger of the two Molinari brothers in this week’s Open Championship, bogeyed Royal Liverpool GC’s opening hole. He responded with six birdies en route to a 2-under 70.
Molinari found just 9/14 fairways in round two (14 in round one). For the second straight day, he hit 12/18 greens (64.5 percent).
Molinari is making his seventh Open Championship start this week. His best finish among them is T9 at Muirfield last year.
The 2014 Open Championship is Molinari’s 23rd major championship start. His best finish is T9 from last year’s Open Championship.
Molinari is making his ninth start of the season on the PGA TOUR this week, with a T5 and T6 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and PLAYERS Championship, respectively, his two top-10 finishes. He has made 13 starts on the European Tour this season, where he has also collected a pair of top-10 finishes.
Source: PGA TOUR