Molinari withdraws from Olympics with back injury

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Francesco Molinari has pulled out of the golf competition at the Tokyo Olympics due to a back injury, the Italian star announced on Sunday.

The 38-year-old shared a message on Twitter after missing the cut at the Open Championship, informing fans he won't be heading to Japan.

The 2018 Open Champion was set to pair with Guido Migliozzi for Italy but will now likely be replaced by Renato Paratore.

The men's golf competition will be played from July 29 to 31.

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