Francesco Molinari’s reward for becoming a Tiger-tamer is a place in José Maria Olazábal’s Royal Trophy line-up.

Olazábal handed Molinari the key anchor role as last man out in the Ryder Cup singles, and he did not let his captain down.

The Italian star found himself up against Tiger Woods, but he matched the former World No. 1 every step of the way to halve the match.

That result clinched a 14 ½ – 13 ½ victory for the European team, and Olazábal was delighted when Molinari agreed to play under his captaincy again at the sixth edition of the Royal Trophy.

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