Molinari wins The Open 2018

Francesco Molinari said he was as surprised as anyone to win The Open Championship at Carnoustie.

The Italian posted a bogey-free two-under-par 69 to win on eight under, two clear of Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.

"I knew I was coming in playing some good golf but my record round here was terrible," said the 35-year-old.

"So that didn't make me too optimistic. To go bogey-free in the last two rounds is unthinkable."

Molinari, who on Sunday parred his first 13 holes before carding birdies on the 14th and 18th, is the first Italian to win one of the sport's four majors.

"It's just disbelief," he added. "Look at the names on the Claret Jug. It's the best golfers in history and to be on there, it's incredible.

"And for someone like me, coming from Italy, which is not a major golfing country, it's been an incredible journey."

Posted on 23rd Jul 2018