He finished at 8-under 276, the lowest score in eight Opens at Carnoustie, the course where Jean Van de Velde threw away the British Open with a triple bogey on the last hole in 1999, where Padraig Harrington twice hit into Barry Burn on the last hole to make double bogey and still won. Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead.
Molinari is the first Italian with his name on the claret jug.
And it wasn't an accident.
Francesco Molinari of Italy plays his shot from the third tee during the final round of the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club on July 22, 2018 in Carnoustie, Scotland. He came so close to winning this that it's for him as well.
Carnoustie tempered some of that confidence.
"I'm going to handle him the way I do everyone else", Furyk said Monday before boarding a flight for the Canadian Open. "I didn't particularly enjoy that feeling".
Francesco Molinari didn't flinch while playing with Woods, even when he took the lead.
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Justin Rose reignited English hope with a stirring performance over the weekend. Molinari did not suffer another bogey after he made one at the 17th hole on Friday, slipping back to even par.
In the midst of such great theater, Molinari made his biggest move by not going anywhere at all.
Xander Schauffele, who was tied with Molinari at the time at 7 under par, anchored the action, missing a 15-footer for birdie at the 16 hole.
"When you put yourself in position enough times, it goes your way sometimes, it doesn't go your way sometimes", Spieth said, who goes to the PGA Championship in three weeks for a chance at the career Grand Slam.
"He's got another major championship coming up and the form he's in, this could turn into one of those very, very special years for him". "Tiger is minus-7, he didn't have a drink last night, I bet".
Francesco Molinari became Italy's first major victor with victory at Carnoustie (Richard Sellers/PA).
Despite all the fan and media hustle and bustle around Woods, Molinari turned in a clean scorecard, bogey-free.
"He's been playing unbelievable golf. If it misses it, I hit the green and have a birdie putt", Spieth said.
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If Molinari's career earnings have brought him millions of dollars, according to fellow pro Wesley Bryan the Italian is to likely to have plenty left in the bank given his love of the simple life. It truly is hard work that paid off for Francesco. "I'm certainly happy for him".
A bad summer for Italian football has been a good one for this Italian golfer. They had their chance at glory two decades ago.
Back in 1995 at St Andrews, another Scottish course and the venue for this week's Senior British Open, Rocca holed a stunning 60-foot birdie on the 18th hole to force a play-off only for John Daly of the United States to win that year's Open.
What happened next, however, will perhaps endure much longer in his memory than just another good shot.
"He's always been a great player", McIlroy said.
"He's like, 'He hasn't been in this position in 10 years, and you've been here how many times in the last three years?' He was throwing it back at me", Spieth said.
At the age of 35, he becomes the first Italian player ever to win a major, after keeping his cool in remarkable fashion when nearly all around him seemed to be losing theirs on a warm but windy afternoon on the Scottish coast.
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