'Hung over' English golfer finishes sixth at British Open

Paola Ditto
Luglio 23, 2018

But let's not forget about Molinari's attitude pre-major champion. - Molinari, who played with Woods. They had their chance at glory two decades ago. Molinari's ranks right up there with all of those. Even worse, Woods backed that up with a sloppy bogey on No. 12 and was two shots back playing catch-up against his unflappable Italian playing partner, who never allowed the door to open as much as a crack.

Justin Rose continued his fine form at Carnoustie over the weekend with a final round of 69 to go to the clubhouse as the early leader on six under. Schauffele made double-bogey on the next hole, leaving one in the wispy grass, another over the green.

You can try and play smart golf, but some shots, you just have to hit it straight. In no time at all the dream had died but it was fun while it lasted.

Another major would have validated years of struggles.

He added that he only started to believe he could win it when the young American Xander Schauffele missed a par putt at the 17th to slip two behind the lead with one hole to go.

The Italian played his first major at Carnoustie, widely considered the toughest of all The Open venues, in 2007, and his first impression hasn't really changed. 'I had a chance starting that back nine to do something, and I didn't do it. I could have easily made a four with one better swing and I would have been satisfied with even par today, considering the way I played. Just keep it in perspective, and the same thing with me. I wasn't confident he'd be up for the grind and I was right.

Woods, playing at his first British Open since 2015, rolled back the clocks on Saturday with a sizzling 66 - his best round at an Open since winning at a similarly parched Hoylake in 2006. They only spent hours, on handsome spring and summer days, rapt by their televisions, thanks to Tiger.

"I played pretty similar to this at the Players Championship". "I don't think he's very far away from really taking everybody on again".

What Have We Learned This Week? This links golf is something else.

Schauffele is a future major victor in the making but he, along with Kevin Kisner and Kevin Chappell made one or two errors yesterday that they may not have made with more experience of links golf.

Only three of the first 42 players to complete their rounds on Sunday scored in the 60s. He'd acquired the knowledge.

"It felt great to be a part of the mix and build my way into the championship".

Reputed to be the toughest links in golf, especially in the 20 miles per hour gusts that finally arrived Sunday, Molinari stopped playing the Dunhill Links Championship because that one stop on the three-course rotation ate him up. He hit what appeared to be a round-defining-or tournament-defining or comeback-defining-shot on 10 after hitting 3-wood into a fairway bunker.

British Open champion Francesco Molinari of Italy is congratulated by Tiger Woods at the end of the fourth round. He finished -5, three shots back.

The 14-time major victor eventually finished three shots behind eventual champion Francesco Molinari.

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