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Molinari considers 2019 schedule

26th December 2018, 13:37 by Tom Hill

Italian Francesco Molinari has confirmed he may not play in Europe next year until he defends his Open title in July.

The 36-year-old enjoyed the best year of his career in 2018 and he is already making plans ahead of the new year.

As well as winning his first major, he made history at the Ryder Cup in Paris by winning five points from as many matches.

Molinari also won the Race to Dubai and was also named European Tour Golfer of the Year. However, because of revamped schedules, Molinari insists he may struggle to play on the European Tour as much as he would like.

He told Sky Sports: "I would like to play the British Masters but it depends probably on the first couple of months of the season.

"If I learnt one thing this season, it is to be a bit flexible with the schedule playing two tours.

"With the changes, it is a bit different. Wentworth was always the first for me but now it has moved from May to September, that might be the first regular European Tour event I play."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

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