With a tournament-low 8-under 64 on Sunday, Francesco Molinari overcame a five-shot deficit to claim a two-shot victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
The 36-year old Italian finished his final day at the Bay Hill Club with a bogey-free scorecard comprised of 10 pars and eight birdies en route to a 12-under par total, two clear of runner-up Matthew Fitzpatrick.
It was Molinari’s third career PGA Tour title, all of which have occurred in his 12 most recent starts.
For the win, reigning British Open champion earned $1,638,000 and 500 FedExCup points, while also picking up 64 OWGR points. He will move to No. 20 in the FedExCup standings and No. 7 in the world rankings.
Runner-up Fitzpatrick earned $982,800 along with 38 OWGR points. As a non-member of the PGA Tour, he was not awarded any FedExCup points. The 24-year old Englishman will move to No. 32 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
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FINAL SCORES, MONEY & POINTS: ARNOLD PALMER INVITATIONAL
Bay Hill Club | Orlando, FL | Mar 7-10, 2019