Thorbjørn Olesen from Denmark wins the Italian Open at Gardagolf Country Club.
Thorbjørn won the Italian Open with a final round -7 under par 64, giving him the winning total of -22 under, and a one shot victory over lat weeks Wentworth winner and local favorite Francesco Molinari of Italy.
Thorbjørn captured the title with a great putt for par, on the last green;
“Unbelievable. Obviously been a little bit of a tough time for me this year.”
“To come into this Rolex Series and to do what I’ve done is amazing, especially to come from behind and win.”
“I haven’t done that in my career so far, so that was very special.”
“It was nice to hole that putt on the last and to get that feeling of holing it when it really matters.
“This is exactly what I needed. Well, it’s always what we need but right now for me it’s great.”
Francesco had to settle for second place, his last round of -6 under 65 just one short of a play-off, with a total of -21 under;
“I don’t think I could have done more, I’m very satisfied with what I did.”
“Compliments to Olesen. He played great today and yesterday and he deserved this victory. I can’t complain. I was aggressive until the end.”
Overnight leader Lee Slattery of England carded a final round -4 under par 67, to finish in third place at -20 under.
Ryder Cup vice captains Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell rolled back the years with rounds of 63 and 64 respectively to share fifth place at -17 under par.