Tiger Woods Stays in Hunt at British Open But Comes Up Short
Woods was in first place on Sunday but Francesco Molinari ended up taking the Claret Jug.
He didn’t get the win, but Tiger Woods showed on Sunday at the British Open that he still knows how to hunt.
As he headed to the 11th hole on Sunday at Carnoustie, Woods was in sole possession of first place, the first time since the 2009 PGA Championship he held a solo lead at a major.
For a few moments, it seemed like Woods might actually get the job done and capture the Claret Jug for the fourth time in his career. Unfortunately for Woods, his bid for his 15th major fell short and Italian Francesco Molinari ended up winning the Open with an 8-under 276.
“It didn’t feel any different,” Woods told reporters after finishing his round on Sunday. “It didn’t feel any different to be next to the lead and knowing what I needed to do. I’ve done it so many different ways. It felt great to be part of the mix and build my way into the championship. Today was a day I had a great opportunity.”
Thanks to the performance, Woods opened tied for the fourth-best odds to win the PGA Championship at 16-1, tied with Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas.
Molinari, who became the first Italian golfer to win a major on Sunday, opened at 25-1 to win the PGA Championship.
Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, and Dustin Johnson all have 12-1 odds to win.
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