The 2018 Open Championship was the 147th on 20th – 23rd July at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland. It was the eighth Open Championship to be played at Carnoustie.
Francesco Molinari has become the first Italian to win a major, holding off a pack of star names to claim The Open Championship at Carnoustie. Playing conditions were unusual as a result of the heatwave in Scotland which had produced brown, dry and sunbaked fairways and brown rough, providing an exciting, hotly-contested and unpredictable Open Championship. Molinari produced a two-under final round of 69 in windy conditions on the Scottish links to finish eight under. He finished two ahead of four players, including home favourites Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy, tied on six under. Tiger Woods finished five under after leading midway through the round, with Jordan Spieth on four under. Molinari, 35, emerged from a six-way tie for the lead, when all the players were either on the back nine or in the clubhouse, to lift the Claret Jug Francesco Molinari is become the first Italian to win a major, holding off a pack of star names to claim The Open Championship at Carnoustie. It’s not the ‘British Open’! ‘The Open Championship’ is the official name of the tournament. Although some would say calling it the British Open makes sense to help differentiate it from the U.S. Open, golf purists bristle when they hear that. It is the oldest and most international championship in professional golf.