Molinari hopes travel restrictions will allow a summer trip to Italy

Italian star Francesco Molinari is looking to get back to his native land for a visit, but it hasn’t been that easy because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Molinari played just five tournaments on the PGA Tour after the start of the 2020 calendar year, with the tour suspending play in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But he wasn’t able to get home.

“Like, January to November, I think I played maybe four or five events. So, yeah, I don’t know, it wasn’t something I planned before,” said Molinari, the 2018 British Open champion. “It’s just kind of a run of events. We didn’t start the year great last year and then got injured at Bay Hill and then obviously COVID kind of struck at The Players, and then a lot more has happened since.”