Francesco Molinari was torn between Paris and Washington until the last minute.
There was no doubting the decision Sunday afternoon, not with his name on a silver trophy in the shape of the U.S. Capitol, the lowest 72-hole score of his career and a stretch of golf that was close to flawless.
"The thought was just to keep pushing, keep making birdies and don't give anyone a chance," Molinari said.
Molinari faced a 15-foot par putt on the ninth hole that he poured into the center of the cup to keep a three-shot lead. He holed a 50-foot eagle putt on the 10th. He hit a 6-iron to 2 feet for birdie on No. 11, one of the hardest par 4s on the PGA Tour which had...
Tiger Woods, left, and Phil Mickelson wait on the tee box at No. 7 during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday.