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Francesco Molinari

Francesco Molinari in action at The Open on July 19, 2019
Francesco Molinari: 'My career is back on track'
Despite the PGA Tour resuming after the coronavirus shutdown in June last year, Francesco Molinari did not return to action until October.
Jul 10, 22:57
Rory McIlroy pictured at the Masters on April 8, 2021
US Open day three: Resurgent Rory McIlroy seeks to end drought
Rory McIlroy's last major win was at the 2014 PGA Championship.
Jun 20, 07:53
Rory McIlroy pictured at the US Open on June 20, 2021
Rory McIlroy surges into contention at US Open
He is two shots off the lead after 54 holes in California.
Jun 20, 07:50
Louis Oosthuizen pictured at the US Open on June 18, 2021
Louis Oosthuizen holds share of lead as US Open resumes
The South African raced the birdie attempt seven feet past the hole but calmly holed the return, before also parring the ninth to complete a 67.
Jun 18, 16:34
Louis Oosthuizen pictured at the US Open on June 18, 2021
Louis Oosthuizen and Russell Henley enjoy strong starts at US Open
Play was suspended late on Thursday evening after the opening round was marred by a 90-minute fog delay.
Jun 18, 08:40
Brooks Koepka in action at the US Open on June 17, 2021
Brooks Koepka "pretty pleased" with start to US Open
Brooks Koepka won the tournament in 2017 and 2018.
Jun 18, 08:36
Brooks Koepka in action on July 28, 2019
Brooks Koepka leads the way after slow start at PGA Championship
Canada's Corey Conners holds the round one lead after carding a five-under 67.
May 21, 07:43
Brooks Koepka in action on July 28, 2019
Brooks Koepka shares clubhouse lead at Kiawah Island
Brooks Koepka was in a four-way tie for the clubhouse lead with Keegan Bradley, Viktor Hovland and Aaron Wise.
May 20, 20:41
Francesco Molinari in action at The Open on July 19, 2019
Francesco Molinari ready for "very different challenge" at Masters
The 85th Masters starts on Thursday.
Apr 8, 08:54
Rory McIlroy pictured during the Masters on November 13, 2020
Rory McIlroy sets early pace in the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Rory McIlroy fired seven birdies, including five in a row on his back nine.
Mar 4, 18:39
Tiger Woods holds a winning trophy as he celebrates to win the Zozo Championship, a PGA Tour event, at Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, Japan on October 28, 2019
Tiger Woods in focus ahead of Masters defence
The 44-year-old had to wait 3,954 days between his 14th and 15th major titles.
Nov 6, 08:57
Francesco Molinari in action at The Open on July 19, 2019
Francesco Molinari insists he is not suffering from burnout
The former Open champion has not competed since the WGC-Mexico Championship in February.
Sep 1, 18:57
Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug after winning The Open Championship golf tournament during the final round at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 21, 2019
Shane Lowry turns Carnoustie tears into triumph at Royal Portrush
The Irishman was upset by the state of his game at The Open in 2018 and 12 months later he has lifted the Claret Jug.
Jul 21, 20:13
Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug after winning The Open Championship golf tournament during the final round at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 21, 2019
Result: Shane Lowry storms to Open title at Royal Portrush
The Irishman was roared on by a sell-out crowd as he secured his first major crown.
Jul 21, 18:25
Shane Lowry pictured on July 19, 2019
Lowry closes in on Claret Jug as players battle miserable conditions
The Irishman was on course for his first major title in the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush.
Jul 21, 16:14
Francesco Molinari in action at The Open on July 19, 2019
Defending Open champion Molinari signs off in style at Portrush
The Italian's bogey-free round included an eagle on the 12th.
Jul 21, 13:26
Shane Lowry pictured on July 19, 2019
Lowry in driving seat after stunning 63 gives him four-shot lead at Royal Portrush
The Irishman's closest challenger is Tommy Fleetwood, who carded a third-round 66.
Jul 20, 20:24
Lee Westwood pictured on July 19, 2019
Westwood continues form in bid for first major at the Open
The Englishman kept up his bogey-free run across the front nine on Saturday.
Jul 20, 17:51
Henrik Stenson in action during day one of the Ryder Cup on September 28, 2018
Stenson makes early move towards Open leaders
Back-to-back birdies take the Swede to within three shots of the overnight leaders
Jul 20, 15:44
Ryan Fox in action on July 7, 2018
The Open: American duo get off to third round flier
Fox and Hwang also make early progress with back-to-back birdies
Jul 20, 12:53
Francesco Molinari in action at The Open on July 19, 2019
Third round underway at The Open
Graeme McDowell and Charley Hoffman claim birdies early in the third round at Royal Portrush.
Jul 20, 11:42
Francesco Molinari in action at the Masters on April 12, 2019
Francesco Molinari backs Tommy Fleetwood to succeed in future
The Open champion's image has been recreated in sprinkles.
Jul 15, 17:07
Italy's Francesco Molinari celebrates with the Claret Jug after winning the 147th Open Championship on July 22, 2018
Francesco Molinari happy to go into Open defence under the radar
The Italian will defend his title at Royal Portrush.
Jul 15, 00:11
Eddie Pepperell in action in October 2018
Eddie Pepperell: 'I can win The Open'
Pepperell was runner-up in last year's Scottish Open at Gullane.
Jul 13, 14:00
Francesco Molinari in action at the Masters on April 12, 2019
Francesco Molinari looking to harness Ryder Cup energy in Open title defence
Royal Portrush will host Northern Ireland's first Open Championship since 1951.
Jul 9, 09:28
Francesco Molinari in action at the Masters on April 12, 2019
Francesco Molinari: "I gave it my best"
Molinari held a two-shot lead with seven holes to play but had to settle for a share of fifth place.
Apr 15, 12:26
Tiger Woods celebrates winning the Masters on April 14, 2019
Tiger Woods "at a loss for words" after shock Masters triumph
The 43-year-old won the Masters for a fifth time on an enthralling final day at Augusta National.
Apr 15, 03:52
Tiger Woods in action at the Masters on April 11, 2019
Masters roundup: Tiger Woods in contention after day three
Molinari has the lead, while Woods is just two shots off the pace.
Apr 14, 07:52
Tiger Woods in action at the Masters on April 11, 2019
Tiger Woods hoping recent form can lead him to Masters glory
Woods has not tasted victory at Augusta National since 2005.
Apr 14, 07:50
Tiger Woods in action at the Masters on April 11, 2019
Tiger Woods overcomes rain and pain to surge into Masters contention
Five different major winners are at the top of the leaderboard
Apr 13, 06:21
Tiger Woods in action at the Masters on April 11, 2019
Lightning halts Tiger Woods' Masters charge
Woods missed his birdie attempt after a 30-minute delay.
Apr 13, 06:13
Francesco Molinari in action at the Masters on April 12, 2019
Francesco Molinari goes top of Masters leaderboard
Molinari fired a second-round 67.
Apr 12, 21:28
Francesco Molinari in action at the Masters on April 12, 2019
Molinari, Poulter on the rise at Augusta
Molinari and Poulter leading European challenge.
Apr 12, 19:32
Tiger Woods in action on March 30, 2019
Why you shouldn't bet on Tiger Woods to win US PGA Championship
Tiger Woods has just defied the odds to win the 2019 Masters, but do not expect the 15-time Major champion to back up that success at the US PGA Championship.
Apr 7, 09:00
Italy's Francesco Molinari celebrates with the Claret Jug after winning the 147th Open Championship on July 22, 2018
Francesco Molinari: 'I've already achieved my dreams'
The Italian Ryder Cup star will defend his Open title at Royal Portrush in July.
Apr 2, 12:28
Kevin Kisner celebrates winning the WGC Match Play title on March 31, 2019
Result: Kevin Kisner beats Matt Kuchar to win WGC Match Play title
Kisner beat Matt Kuchar 3&2 to win his third PGA Tour title.
Apr 1, 07:19
Kevin Kisner (left) shakes hands with Francesco Molinari on the 18th green during the semifinal round of the WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club on March 31, 2019
Kevin Kisner ends 10-match Francesco Molinari unbeaten run
The Open champion was beaten by Kevin Kisner in the semi-finals in Austin.
Mar 31, 21:34
Tiger Woods in action on March 30, 2019
Lucas Bjerregaard takes out Tiger Woods at WGC Match Play
The Dane will take on Matt Kuchar for a place in the final.
Mar 31, 06:58
Tiger Woods in action at the Players' Championship on March 15, 2019
Tiger Woods on verge of WGC Match Play exit
Justin Rose stages remarkable recovery to halve his match with Eddie Pepperell.
Mar 29, 10:49
Justin Rose in action on January 27, 2019
Justin Rose hails "great match" with Eddie Pepperell
Rose was three down with four holes to play at Austin Country Club, but birdied the 15th, 17th and 18th to halve his match with Pepperell.
Mar 29, 10:21

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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina32211669
United StatesUnited States24282173
JapanJapan1961136
AustraliaAustralia1441634
Olympics flagRussian Olympic Committee13211852
Great BritainGreat Britain13171343
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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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