Come-from-behind victories always add an extra level of excitement to European Tour events, and Bernd Wiesberger played an incredible final round to win the Italian Open by one stroke over Matthew Fitzpatrick. Starting the day three strokes behind Fitzpatrick, Wiesbergerstarted his round with four straight pars before making three straight birdies on holes 5-7 to move within one. On the ninth hole, Matthew made a double-bogey 7 on the 9th, and Bernd’s birdie 4 suddenly gave him a two-shot lead going into the back 9. They traded birdies over a five hole stretch: Wiesberger made birdies on 14 and 16, while Fitzpatrick made birdies on 13, 15, and 17 to close the gap to one. However, a par on the last was enough for Bernd Wiesberger to earn his 7th career European Tour win, his 3rd of the season, and his 2nd Rolex series victory. With this win, he moves to the top of the Race to Dubai standings with two months left in the season.
Next week, the European Tour heads to Paris for the Open de France.