Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari prepare for ‘trash talk’ after Ryder Cup heroics

“I can’t wait for the trash talk. It’s funny how things are, that of all people, he’s the one right behind me.

“But I need to focus on what I’m doing. And I might not talk to him and give him a cold shoulder and see how he takes it!”

Despite feeling “jaded”, Fleetwood, 27, will play three more events following this week while Molinari will only tee up twice after revealing he suffered from a bad back at the Ryder Cup.

“On Monday, I couldn’t do my shoelaces,” said the Italian, 35. “I’m not a kid like Tommy. I need to manage my energies and my bodies. I started to feel it Saturday morning at The Ryder Cup and just started taking some anti inflammatories.