Francesco Molinari | Champion Golfer

24 July 2018

FRANCESCO MOLINARI held off a cast of golfing giants including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and defending champion Jordan Spieth, to become the first Italian winner of The Open in 158 years.

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.