Francesco Molinari became the first Italian player to win a men’s major when he captured the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie.
Matthew Fitzpatrick took a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Italian Open on Friday, while local favorite Francesco Molinari missed the cut.
Adam Scott and Andrew Landry share the first-round lead at the Safeway Open after both shooting 7-under 65s. Francesco Molinari and Matthew NeSmith are one shot back.
Francesco Molinari showed no signs of jet lag while making his first competitive start at Silverado Resort & Spa, shooting a 6-under 66 that left him one shot behind early Safeway Open leader Adam Scott.
Francesco Molinari is one of many players who are learning how to combine the new PGA Tour schedule with the European Tour schedule.