No regrets for McIlroy after Open second

No regrets for McIlroy after Open second

Francesco Molinari has held off a cast of golfing giants including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and defending champion Jordan Spieth to become the first Italian victor of the British Open in 158 years.

Woods managed to rise to the top of the leader board at one stage, but at 42 years old, he struggles to keep up with the younger players.

It was a memorable moment for Molinari, whose two-shot victory at Carnoustie was all-the-more impressive as he partnered a resurgent Tiger Woods on the final day and had to watch the 14-time major victor take the lead himself at one point.

He finished three shots behind champion Francesco Molinari. But it was the American's playing partner Molinari who wrote his own script to claim his major breakthrough at the 36th time of asking.

Molinari ended eight shots under to scoop the British Open at Carnoustie on a challenging course. "He's got another major championship coming up [the US PGA at Bellerive] and the form he's in, this could turn into one of those very, very special years for him".

Then on five, a three-putt would send him back to -3, as the second putt from around just five feet lipped out. He birdied the 14th and 18th holes on Sunday to post a 2-under 69 and earn a two-stroke victory.

Molinari was a picture of calm as he walked up to his putt and only after it disappeared into the cup did he allow his mask to slip - turning to punch the air.

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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".

"To go the weekend bogey free, it's unthinkable, to be honest".

"It's a success I had dreamed of for a long time, and now finally it has come". 'I can't wait to get going, ' said the 19-year-old Scot. This version of Tiger is nearly more entertaining anyway. He played so good all week.

Molinari broke a sequence of five majors won by Americans and for a while Woods looked like making it six.

RTE golf commentator Greg Allen was in agreement, emphasising that captain Furyk has already indicated that an in-form Woods would be selected. He said Finau played the course mainly with a 3-iron, and Justin Thomas hit only seven drivers over 72 holes during the French Open. And while Molinari would end the day with his name etched on the Claret Jug, Woods' lethal performance on the front nine was further proof that the so-called "Tiger Effect" isn't just a chimera the network ad sales execs trot out whenever they want to close a big golf client.

Woods stumbled with a double bogey on No. 11.

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