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Molinari wins in Orlando

11th March 2019, 00:31 by Michael Holland

Francesco Molinari made his way through the pack to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational by two shots, thanks to a final round of 64.

The Open champion started the day five shots behind the overnight leaders, and started his round one hour and 40 minutes before the final group went out.

It presented the Italian with an opportunity to strike early and put the pressure on, and that is exactly what he did with a bogey-free eight-under par round in Orlando.

The 36-year-old sank a monster 44-foot birdie putt on the last to post a 12-under total, one that could not be matched or bettered by the chasing pack.

Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick, who was searching for his maiden PGA title, carded a 71 to finish two shots off the lead, while Rory McIlroy tied for sixth on eight under.

Tommy Fleetwood finished on nine under, tied for third with Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Sungjae Im from Korea.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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