Molinari brothers sure to be paired in Ryder Cup

There is one certainty about this week’s Ryder Cup: the Molinari

brothers will be paired together for the European team when play

begins Friday at Celtic Manor.

Francesco and Edoardo Molinari are the first brothers to play in

the Ryder Cup since 1963.

The Italians have an impressive record as teammates, having

defeated the favored Irish duo of Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy

at the World Cup last year. European captain Colin Montgomerie

won’t even bother hiding that he intends to pair them up on

Friday.

Until now, the only brothers who actually played together were

Charles and Ernest Whitcombe, who won a foursomes match against the

Americans in 1935.