Francesco Molinari paid tribute to the Italian who almost won the Open 23 years ago as the man who inspired him to lift the Claret Jug.
Carnoustie by and large produces quality champions, but they’re not always the most obvious.
Francesco Molinari always seemed destined to win one day at Wentworth, and the London-based Italian chose yesterday by holding a listless Rory McIlroy and the field at arms’ length to win the BMW PGA Championship.
Rory McIlroy retained the lead after the third round at the BMW PGA Championship, but that’s only a tiny part of the story with more than a few misadventures along the way on a crazy day at Wentworth.
Scott Jamieson faced down his first crisis at Wentworth and came flying out the other side, but he know he’s got more coming if he’s to win the BMW PGA Championship.