Francesco Molinari, Italy, wins the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in England.
Francesco wins the BMW PGA Championship with a bogey free final round -4 under 68 and a winning total of -17 under par, a two-stroke winning margin;
“It’s amazing, I’ve been close so many times. If I could pick one tournament to win in my career it would be this one so to finally get over the line was amazing.”
“I can’t wait to be back next year.”
“I knew it wasn’t going to be easy with Rory today, he probably didn’t play his best but I still knew he was going to charge back the last few holes.”
“I came into this week knowing that I was a long way back in the Ryder Cup and that something pretty special needed to happen.”
“We are halfway there and next week is another important week from that point of view and hopefully another successful week for me.”
Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland was second, his last round -2 under par 70 not good enough to get him the title, finishing at -15 under par. Bogeys at 9 and 10 being his undoing;
“I’m just disappointed I didn’t play better over the weekend.”
“I was in a great position after two days and struggled yesterday and sort struggled today again, as well. I just couldn’t get it going.”
“I let Francesco get a few shots ahead of me, and I couldn’t claw that back.”
“I played some good golf coming down the back nine, hit some better shots, but I need to work on a few things going forward.”
“I get a bit down on myself because my expectations are high, and with a 36-hole lead, I should have closed it out this week.”
“But that’s not taking anything away from Francesco. He played a great weekend and bogey-free around here is some playing.”
“He deserved the win, I need to do a little more work, and I’m looking to forward to getting right back at it at Memorial next week.”
Tied in third place with -14 under par totals were, Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark, with -7 under 65 today, and defending champion Alex Noren, Sweden, with his final round -5 under 67.