Francesco Molinari Wins 2018 Quicken Loans National
On a hot and humid day in the Washington D.C. region, Francesco Molinari pulled away from the field with play almost as hot as the weather. Molinari entered the final round on Sunday tied for the lead with Abraham Ancer and finished strong with a 8 under par fourth round to win by 8 strokes at 21 under par. The win is Molinari’s first PGA TOUR victory, sixth overall as a professional.
Entering Sunday’s final round, the crowded leaderboard was full of competitors trying to close out their first victory on the PGA TOUR and Tiger Woods looking for his first win since 2013. Tiger finished with tied fourth after shooting a round of 66 on Sunday. Tiger and the field tried to make a charge at Molinari but all were ultimately unable to keep up. Molinari opened his round with a modest 2 under 33 on the front but sensing victory was near, he turned it on with eagle at the par 5 10th and ultimately tamed the famed “Beast of the Beltway” TPC Potomac course with a blistering 29 on the back nine.
The 2018 Quicken Loans National benefits TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods charity, while honoring and supporting our nation’s military.