Molinari wins Arnold Palmer Invitational — Sunday's golf roundup

Molinari wins Arnold Palmer Invitational — Sunday's golf roundup

"(Italians are not) exposed to that much golf, but "Arnie" was such a global icon that this tournament was one that we watched, my brother and I, at home many times.

Molinari started the day five behind 54-hole leader Matthew Fitzpatrick, who finished second at 10 under.

Molinari said it was among his career highlights to claim victory at the tournament formerly hosted by the late Palmer, the legendary seven-time major champion who died in 2016. "There's no way he's knocked it to 6 feet on every hole".

"It's great, to do it here, to get it done here at this place knowing that my wife and the kids were watching back home, it's just a special, special one". "My Sundays haven't been what I would have liked, but I'm putting myself in that position".

Karlsson had made birdies from 30 and three feet on the first and seventh and he took advantage of the par five tenth to share the lead, with Elvira also birdieing the tenth to add to a gain after getting up and down from the sand on the first. He played in the final round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth tied with McIlroy, closed with a 68 and won by two. "It was nerve wracking, especially coming off, it's a situation I haven't really been in".

A tap-in birdie at the par-five 16th soon after for Molinari put him ahead, and he set the clubhouse target just two holes later with his enormous putt on the final hole.

The script was written for Rory McIlroy to make a successful defence of the title he won in such brilliant fashion 12 months ago but McIlroy endured another wretched day when he couldn't hole a putt worth the name. It gave him a two-shot lead at 12-under 276, and no one got closer the rest of the way.

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"I tried to be aggressive from the start and it was nice to see quite a lot of putts dropping. especially for my standards", said Molinari as he celebrated his second success in a regular PGA Tour event.

As for Fleetwood, he showed impressive powers of recovery with a 68 after a third-round 76 on Saturday, to finish tied third.

Baddeley began the final round well and was potentially on track to better his last event finish when runner-up in Puerto-Rico but he would drop three shots late in his round and finish 17th.

"I need to say thank you to the Callaway team because they fit it into the, fitted me into the new clubs very smoothly and it's been a very easy transition". "It's high up there with the best wins I've ever had". If you were wondering how on earth Molinari would come up with an encore following his three victories worldwide last season and heroics in Paris, wonder no more.

Meeting with the media and donned in an Arnold Palmer red alpaca cardigan, Molinari toasted Palmer with one of the legend's favourite drinks, Ketel One vodka, on the rocks, with a twist of lemon. "He's obviously holed a lot of putts to do that because you can't get close to these pins". He became the first European to win all five matches at the Ryder Cup.

"The winter came and it was time to find some motivation, which wasn't extremely easy after previous year".

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