Francesco Molinari played almost flawless golf throughout the weekend to come out on top in The Open, the sport’s oldest Major Championship.
Avoiding the ditches and the bunkers throughout the event Molinari finished at 276 which was 8 under for the tournament.
The course at Carmoustie, Scotland was daunting to say the least, making it good Sunday television as the leader board changed hands several times during the last round.
And talking about Sunday, the question to “where have you been Tiger Woods?” was almost answered by “waiting to win another major” as Woods was in the running during the day and evened topped that leader board for a couple of holes.
Molinari held Woods and the rest of the competition off though, and became the first Italian to win a Major.
Two strokes back for a second place tie were Xander Shauffele, Rory Mcllroy, Justin Rose, and Kevin Kisner.
Woods finished three back tied with two other players for sixth.
It was this year’s final Major and it contained quite a bit of drama with the advent of Woods performance contributing much to the fray.
By Joe Ferolito