Tag: Francesco Molinari
Italy's Francesco Molinari hits a snag during the US Open when his tee shot at the eighth hole veers off course towards cliffs into a tangle of brush.
Tiger Woods will play with defending champion Brooks Koepka and British Open titleholder Francesco Molinari.
Lowry, the winner of the January Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, carded a bogey-free six-under-par 65 at the Harbour Town course for a one-shot lead.
The poor finish notwithstanding, the 36-year-old has established himself as one of the best in the world over the past year.
Several prominent players were still on the course when the horn blasted, including Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, who had just hit his tee shot on the par-three 12th.
The British Open champion capped off by sinking a 45-foot birdie at the difficult par-four 18th at Bay Hill in Orlando.
British Open champion Francesco Molinari used a four-iron at the 203-yard hole.
Ahead of the British Masters, Francesco Molinari stated his desire to become European number one.
Francesco Molinari is now the first European player to win all five of his matches at a Ryder Cup.
Europe's victory also caused the US' 25-year run of failure on European soil in the biennial team competition to continue.
Thomas Bjorn’s men began the day 5-3 ahead, ended the morning fourballs 8-4 to the good and consolidated their advantage during the foursomes despite American resistance.
Tiger Woods will partner Patrick Reed against Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood at the Ryder Cup.
Molinari enters his third Ryder Cup appearance having yet to win a match, going 0-4 with two halved on Cup-winning teams in 2012 and 2014.
Rory McIlroy expects many players to want to team up with Francesco Molinari during the Ryder Cup.
It was the Italian's third victory in five starts. He also ended as runner-up in the other two tournaments.
He finished on 21-under 259, while American Ryan Armour shot 68 to finish a distant second on 13-under.
Molinari, seeking his first PGA Tour victory to add to his five on the European Tour, birdied the final two holes for a five-under-par 65 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Maryland.
The 35-year-old Italian made up for his disappointment at finishing runner-up in last year's event with a steady round of four-under-par 68 to close on 17 under par and a total of 271.