Francesco Molinari Shoots Final-Round 64 to Win Arnold Palmer Invitational

Francesco Molinari right of Italy leaves the first green after making a putt for birdie during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Sunday

In some sports (i.e. the volatile ones such as golf and baseball), entry percentage matters more than in other, more consistent ones (e.g. basketball).

England's Matthew Fitzpatrick, who began the day five shots ahead of Molinari, managed to scratch out a 1-under par 71 to finish runner-up two shots back at 10-under par.

Since his last victory, which came past year at Bay Hill, McIlroy has now played in the final pairing of seven events without a victory.

His 45-foot birdie putt capped off an 8-under 64 to come from five shots behind at the outset. Coughlin closed birdie-eagle, and Granada birdied the final two. Couple that with some fantastic iron play (T-6 greens in regulation), and even more impressive wedge work (10 of 11 sand saves, fifth in scrambling) and you've got a winning formula against most any field in the game. "It was nerve wracking, especially coming off, it's a situation I haven't really been in". "I said this after I won the Open Championship past year, I didn't enjoy it that half an hour at all, and I didn't enjoy today at all watching the other guys".

2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational scores, grades: Francesco Molinari wins with final-round 64
PGA Tour 2019: Final leaderboard for Arnold Palmer Invitational (F. Molinari winner)

Tommy Fleetwood, who shared the 36-hole lead at Bay Hill, recovered from a 76 that knocked him out of contention by closing with a 68 to join Im at 9-under 279 along with Rafa Cabrera Bello (69). It gave him a two-shot lead at 12-under 276, and no-one got closer than two shots the rest of the way.

Playing partner Rory McIlroy took plenty of the spotlight as he started the day one behind Fitzpatrick but he also failed to make any ground.

Perhaps it was only fitting that the claret jug was at Bay Hill, which served as part of the Open Qualifying Series.

McIlroy, in yet another in a series of disappointing final rounds in which he's come up short while in contention, shot even par Sunday and finished at 8-under, along with Mitchell, last week's Honda Classic victor, Wallace and Kang. "I'm looking forward to playing in some bigger events and keeping the form going".

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Speaking after the win, Molinari said: "I tried to be aggressive from the start and it was nice to see quite a lot of putts dropping. especially for my standards". "I saw the course got firm and fast".

McIlroy, one behind going into the final round, had curled in a 15 foot birdie putt at the third to share the lead, but a five-foot birdie chance missed at the next and he dropped a shot at the par three seventh after missing the green. "But I'll probably say I was the first to make it with the flag in".

Molinari has four victories worldwide in his last 17 starts over the last nine months, and the Italian pointed to the first of those victories for sparking his turnaround.

"Yeah, it's a pretty iconic putt", said Molinari. "He's obviously holed a lot of putts to do that because you can't get close to these pins".

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The popular Italian, who won the Open at Carnoustie last July and then became a folk hero by claiming five points out of five at the Ryder Cup, ended a quiet period in emphatic fashion with a stunning final-round 64 to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

"Finding motivation was easy after previous year", Molinari said.

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