Molinari makes history at British Open

Francesco Molinari has become the first Italian to win a golf major, taking out the British Open.

The Italian upstaged Americans Jordan Speith and Tiger Woods to clinch the Claret Jug on the final day.

He shot a 69 on the fourth day, leaving his overall total at -8.


The 35-year-old has been in red-hot form in 2018 and admitted the win was struggling to sink in.

“I’m in disbelief, to be honest,” he said.

“It’s amazing to stand here with the Claret Jug.

“I knew I was coming in with some good golf. My record around here was terrible. So that didn’t make me too optimistic about the week, but I just tried to not think about it and focus on hitting good shots day by day.”

2018 has been a change of pace for Molinari who says he prefers not to play links-style courses.

But after beating Rory McIlroy to win the PGA Championship at Wentworth and his first PGA Tour win prompted the Italian to give the British Open another go.