What Is Moliwood? Rory McIlroy’s Ideal Pair Has His Heart Somewhere Else

Published 09/29/2023, 8:15 AM EDT

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The tales of brotherly love and camaraderie are not unfamiliar in the world of golf. However, these bromance stories have gained momentum as the golf community enters one of the most exhilarating weekends of the year.

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Yes, the Ryder Cup weekend gives rise to new bonds of bromance among team members, elevating the atmosphere. One exceptional example involves holidaying together in the Caribbean, sharing hugs in Dubai, and waking up next to each other in Paris. But the pair seems to be separated, with Rory McIlroy sharing the stage now. Is the Northern Irishman a hindrance to the existing bromance?

Rory McIlroy’s Perfect Pair Idea Dashed by ‘Moliwood’ Bromance

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Rory McIlroy found himself disheartened when his perfect pairing idea alongside Fleetwood was overshadowed by the captivating bromance between Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, affectionately known as ‘Moliwood’.

Throughout their illustrious careers, the two golfers have shared a deep and enduring friendship. Despite a significant age gap, with Molinari at 36 years old and Fleetwood at 28, their bond remains unbreakable.

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Their synergy on the golf course is remarkable, exemplified by their stellar performance in their last Ryder Cup appearance, where they clinched victory in all four of their matches. This historic achievement marked them as the first European pair to secure a maximum of four points in a single Ryder Cup event.

Their decision to team up wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment one; rather, it was hatched during a beach holiday in the Bahamas, where they were accompanied by their wives and families.

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After each match they played together, it became a tradition for them to shower each other with compliments. Phrases such as “one of my best friends,” “I just love him,” and “he’s amazing” have become commonplace when the two discuss each other.

Moliwood: Triumphing Over Competition and Jealousy

The enduring bond of Moliwood has navigated the challenges of competition and jealousy. Even during the intense Race to Dubai competition, where Molinari led and Fleetwood trailed in second place, their strong friendship remained unscathed.

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When Molinari was tasked with describing Fleetwood, he used the powerful word “love,” highlighting the depth of their connection. Conversely, when Fleetwood was called upon to characterize Molinari, he affectionately referred to him as a “beautiful Italian man.”

Undoubtedly, their profound connection extends both on and off the golf course. With their unwavering camaraderie, one can’t help but wonder if they will play a pivotal role in assisting Europe in securing another Ryder Cup victory.

While Fleetwood lines up with McIlory in the matches to come, the traditionalists will never forget the Englishman’s favorite partner. Rest assured, the Italian will be cheering for him from the dugout.

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Roshni Yadav is a new golf writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a national level golfer, putting her golf expertise into her writing. Tiger Woods and Adam Scott happen to be her favorites to watch and learn from.
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