Molinari wins The Open championship at Carnoustie

Molinari wins The Open championship at Carnoustie

Molinari wins The Open championship at Carnoustie

Carnoustie: Francesco Molinari insisted Costantino Rocca would remain his "hero and idol" after succeeding where his compatriot failed narrowly by becoming the first Italian to win the British Open.

Woods stumbled with a double bogey on No. 11. "It's incredible to do something like this and I'm very proud of what I've done".

However, it proved to be a false dawn as three dropped shots in two holes saw him fall behind and in the end the 14-time major victor was being consoled by his two children.

Here's what the shot looked like from Colin's point of view.

Twelve players were within four shots of the lead heading into today's final round, and that has already been cut down to seven.

Asked if he could win more majors, Bjorn added on Sky Sports News: "He certainly has that type of game where he can go out and challenge the best players in the world".

"This was his first taste of major championship drama for quite a while", McIlroy said. It could be my last one unless I win the Senior Open.

After victory at the Open Championship, he was no longer just Molinari the golfer; but Molinari the major victor.

While Francesco Molinari came away with the Open Championship (otherwise known as the British Open, but not to the official broadcaster) title Sunday, Woods led late and eventually finished tied for sixth, sparking plenty of pieces about how he's actually back this time.


Playing with Tiger Woods was also a test but one he relished.

Schauffele got closest to Molinari in the end and did so by opting not to look at any leaderboards and shutting out everything around him. "I had a chance to win a major championship, I was in the final group, I had to face a little bit of adversity early in the round, and I still gave myself a chance". "So there's going to be a lot of European guys vying for his partnership in foursomes at the Ryder Cup".

"It felt great to be a part of the mix and build my way into the championship".

With a brilliant birdie at the last, 35-year-old Molinari's eight-under 72-hole total of 276 eclipsed Padraig Harrington's Carnoustie tournament record score from 2007 by a stroke and kept some of the sport's biggest names at bay.

The "where I was" referred to the years of debilitating back pain that was finally solved by a spinal fusion last April, allowing him to resume his career after four years of severely-curtailed appearances.

"He is not going to play him five times, but I think he has only ever lost two singles matches".

"I played patiently. I put good swings on it".

"Now they just want to go play soccer with me, it's just such a great feeling".

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