Francesco Molinari wins Open as Tiger Woods falls short

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Francesco Molinari became the first Italian man to win a major with victory in the British Open on an absorbing final day at Carnoustie.

The 35-year-old held off an early surge from Tiger Woods and overhauled defending champion Jordan Spieth to clinch the historic Claret Jug Sunday.

Molinari, the world No.15, kept his nerve in sun-baked but breezy conditions on Scotland’s east coast to fire a round of 69 to finish eight under.

He finished two clear of four-time...

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