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Molinari edges out Willett to clinch Italian Open

Local favourite Francesco Molinari carded a six-under-par final round to beat Masters champion Danny Willett to the Italian Open title by a single shot in Monza.

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Molinari edges out Willett to clinch Italian Open

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Local favourite Francesco Molinari carded a six-under-par final round to beat Masters champion Danny Willett to the Italian Open title by a single shot in Monza.

Willett piled the pressure on the 33-year-old when he eagled the 14th to close to within a shot of the leader, but he was unable to better par over the last four holes as Molinari eventually secured the win, en route to his first European Tour title in over four years.

Spain’s Nacho Elvira finished four shots back on 18 under par. He was later joined by England’s Chris Paisley while David Horsey and Richard Bland tied for fifth on 15 under.