Francesco Molinari came out the final round bringing with him his best game of the year as he demolished the field with an 8-under round and winning the tournament by whopping 8 strokes. It seems as Francesco cannot do any wrong as he hit the greens with amazing accuracy and sealing it off with unbelievable putting that seems to find the hole everytime.
The tournament was sealed by Francesco at the Par 5 Hole No.10 as he was already leading Abraham Ancer by 3 and he nailed a very long putt for eagle making his win a mere formality. This win is Francesco’s first in the PGA Tour and nothing can be sweeter doing it with Tiger in the field.
Tiger meanwhile settled for 4th place as he continues to chase his career 80th win which im sure is just around the corner.
Im pretty excited for tomorrow’s final round of the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac after Tiger carded a 3rd day 68 placing himself tied 10th with a 7-under total and very much in contention for the title tomorrow.
Tiger is now using a Mallet Putter which was very effective friday when he only 26 putted his way to a 65, though the designer of the putter Clay Long doubts he will stick with the tailor-made putter and will be back with his trusty Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Putter pretty soon.
If you have a relationship with a putter, a good relationship with a specific putter, and then you’re always prone to pick it back up,
Long, 66, told USA Today Sports.
I mean, at some point he’ll pick that (Scotty Cameron) putter back up and go, ‘Boy, this looks good. Wow, man, I didn’t realize how good this looks,’ when he starts putting better or gets a little more confidence.
Abraham Ancer is currently leading the tournament tied with Francesco Molinari at 13-under. Tiger would need to overhaul a six stroke lead to join the winners circle of the 2018 season.
Shinnecock Hills finally silenced Dustin in the third round of the US Open Championships as the world number one struggled to get the feel of the super fast greens of “The Beast”. Dustin let the rest of the field catch up to him, making this US Open an interesting one instead of a blow out by the world number 1.
Most of Dustin’s putts were short, this is due to the fear of the ball running away from the hole if he putts it too strong. The same fear was also instilled by the Shinnecock greens on everybody on the field playing in the afternoon as “The Beast” just got the better of everyone in Round 3.
Dustin ended the 3rd round still tied on top with Daniel Berger, Tony Finau and Brooks Koepka at 3 over par. Tomorrow will be a round to look forward to, If “The Beast” can still get the best of “The Bomber” or will it be the other way around and Dustin bags his second US Upen in 3 Years proving me right for picking him as one of the three that will win the US Open Championship 2018.