The Open- Francesco Molinari wins at Carnoustie

24 July 2018
The Open- Francesco Molinari wins at Carnoustie

Francesco Molinari has had a brilliant few weeks, and he was the golfer in form coming into the Open week. He has found some scintillating golf and a new level in consistency in his recent weeks play on Tour. The Italian has been well renowned for his unbelievable ball striking ability and in recent weeks his golf shots appeared to be laser guided.

However the Italian has always realised that his putting has been the weak point is his game. He lost shots to the rest of the field on the greens in stokes gained putting, and knew that if he could catch up with the other guys on the Tour with the putter he would be able to break into the world top ten. He has been coached by Dennis Pugh for years but has recently teamed up with Dave Alred who formally had worked with Luke Donald and Open champion Padraig Harrington bringing both of them success. The new coach network has certainly paid off for the Italian winning the claret jug at the 147th Open Championship.

Molinari has become the first Italian to ever win a major championship, with an amazing display of golf. The Italian played his final 37 holes without dropping a shot and with the pressure of a Sunday afternoon at a major championship the Italian played flawless golf ending on -8, winning in the end by two shots from a host of players on -6 Xander Schauffele, Justin Rose, Rory Mcllory andKevin Kisner.

With 9 holes to go it was all to play for, with a number of players all tied for the lead. The leaderboard was constantly changing as players picked up and dropped shots down the stretch. Tiger Woods led the Open at one stage on Sunday which delighted the galleries as Tiger really is back to near his best. The weather was really heating up, as players and spectators enjoyed the warm mediterranean temperatures at the famous links course in Carnoustie. Players battled the scorched conditions and bounding fairways and it was one of the most exciting finishes to a major championship as so many players had the opportunity to win.

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