Fan screams in Tiger Woods's swing at British Open final round

Fan screams in Tiger Woods's swing at British Open final round

Fan screams in Tiger Woods's swing at British Open final round

Molinari's 2-under-par 69 earned him his first major championship.

He finished three shots behind Molinari and one back of the four players who tied for second: Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.

Woods, winless in the majors since the 2008 U.S. Open, hasn't been this close to the lead going into the final round at a major since he was two shots back at Muirfield five years ago.

Despite a spectacular surge, Woods' run at the trophy and his 15th major championship was spoiled by a double bogey on No. 11 and bogey on 12.

Kisner and Kevin Chappell both had makeable birdie putts to catch Molinari on the 16th, but both missed and wound tied for second and sixth place.

Today's showing was just Woods' tenth major championship start since 2014. The other nine players who teed off in Sunday's final five groups were a combined 17 over par on that stretch. "I've got a massive team behind me, each one of them has been a massive part of the journey to get to this point".

Francesco Molinari, Woods' partner on Sunday, won the tournament with no bogeys over the final 37 holes. Perez was tied for the lead until he hit into a bunker on the 18th hole and took bogey.

Naturally all the attention was focused on Tiger, and then when he made two awful mistakes on the 11th it fell on Jordan Spieth and Schauffele as they at first looked solid and then unravelled, and then on Kevin Kisner and Kevin Chappell before they faltered.

"I'm right there", he said.

"I didn't want to be too far back if the guys got to 10-under par today".

Rose's round progressed nicely until the turn, which he made at one over and got back to level at the 10th before holing a 20-footer at the short 13th to go into the red numbers for the first time since day one, just after his serenity was shattered by an errant photographer when he stood over a tiddler at the 5th to get to two under. I've played with him before in Ryder Cups and in big occasions, so I knew what was coming, and I was ready for it.

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The 14-time major victor is playing in his first Open for three years having missed all the majors in 2016 and 2017.

"Francesco played really solidly today", said Woods.

"I had to face a little bit of adversity and I still gave myself a chance", he said.

Greller told him no. Play short and it's a wedge to a front pin, easy birdie chance. "I think it'll take a long time for it to sink in".

Scoring conditions were ideal on a warm day with little wind and greens softened by rain the day before.

Rose finished almost three hours before the leaders teed off, and was at 4 under for the tournament, two shots off the lead held by Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner.

Fleetwood and McIlroy were playing a few groups ahead of Johnson, and it was a race to see who would wind up on top for much of the late morning until Johnson made his birdie putt on the final hole and McIlroy dropped a shot on the 15th by pulling his approach toward the gallery.

The glint is back in the Englishman's eye and has been since he stood over a putt on the 15th to save par at four-over on Friday, knowing he had to make it and pick up another shot on the most hard finishing stretch on the Open rotation to make it into the weekend.

Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead at Carnoustie as he tries to become the first repeat victor in 10 years at the British Open.

"There were a few shots I hit poorly out there".

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