2018 Open Championship Wrap-Up

July 23 2018 – AARON CAMILLERI

2018 Open Championship Wrap-Up
2018 Open Championship Wrap-Up

The 147th Open Championship was an incredible golf tournament with the hottest male golfer in the world hoisting the Claret Jug at day’s end. Francesco Molinari, who has now won three of his last six worldwide starts, became the first Italian to win a major with a final round 69. Starting the day three shots behind of third-round leaders Jordan Spieth, Xander Shauffele and Kevin Kisner, Molinari played incredibly steady golf with 13 straight pars, which included some clutch par saves on several holes. After a two-putt birdie on the par-5 14th, Francesco took the outright lead briefly, only to seal the clubhouse lead with a birdie at 18. On a demanding golf course, he played the last two rounds without a single dropped shot, and certainly earned his two-shot victory over Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Kevin Kisner, and Xander Shauffele. The win is his 2nd career PGA Tour victory and his 6th career European Tour victory.

Tiger Woods, who is seeking his first win in a major since 2008 and his first win on any tour since 2013, held a solo lead briefly before he was derailed by a double bogey at 11 and a bogey at 12. A birdie at 14 helped him finish in a tie for 6th, his first top 10 in a major since the 2013 Open Championship.

Next week, the PGA Tour heads to Canada for the RBC Canadian Open, while the European Tour is off to Hamburg, Germany, for the Porsche European Open.

Australian Results:

Jason Day                               -2                     T17

Adam Scott                             -2                     T17

Cameron Davis                       +2                    T39

Lucas Herbert                         +4                    T51

Marc Leishman                       +5                    60

Brett Rumford                          +6                    T61

Cameron Smith                       +10                  78

Matt Jones                                                      MC