Francesco joined The European Tour in 2005 and won his first title a year later at the 2006 Italian Open.
Francesco Molinari teamed up with his brother Edoardo in November 2009 to win the Omega Mission Hills World Cup and in 2010, they both made their Ryder Cup debuts for Europe at Celtic Manor. Francesco earned half a point out of three matches as Europe secured one of the closest fought Ryder Cups since 1999.
Francesco earned his place in Colin Montgomerie抯 side on the back of a superbly consistent season on The European Tour with his best result coming at the Alstom Open de France where he was defeated by Miguel Angel Jim閚ez in a play-off.
2011 saw him record four top ten finishes, the most impressive of which coming at the WGC-Cadillac Championship where a third place finish behind Nick Watney and Dustin Johnson and brought in 332,000 Euros.
In 2012, Molinari made 25 out of 25 cuts on the European Tour winning the Reale Seguro Open De Espana along the way. Later that year he again featured on Team Europe in the Ryder Cup and claimed a half point in the final singles match against Tiger Woods to take Europe to 14 and a half points, meaning they won the event outright.
This year Molinari was integral to Continental Europe winning the Seve Trophy and he is currently ranked 33rd on the Race to Dubai.