For Lahiri, who has been struggling along with his scoring this yr, the ultimate spherical of 67 approaching the heels of a 65 in third spherical ensured a good end at T-13. That is his finest aside from the three High-10s he has had in the continuing wrap-around season.
In the meantime, Francesco Molinari gained his maiden PGA Tour title and that got here by a large margin of eight pictures. Behind him there was Tiger Woods (66) in fourth place.
Lahiri trudged together with 9 straight pars however didn’t develop into pissed off. He was rewarded with a birdie on 10th, however rapidly gave that away with a bogey on 11th when he hit into the water off the tee.
On the 13th, he sank an 18-footer for a birdie and adopted that up with an eagle 2 on the Par-Four 14th, when he drove the inexperienced and landed inside 10 toes and holed the eagle putt. He then settled for 4 closing pars and a 67.
“It was a good ultimate spherical, however as soon as once more a case of what-could-have-been. These two doubles in the second spherical have been pricey and another errors value me dearly,” mentioned Lahiri.
However on the ultimate, Francesco Molinari made no errors with a sensational Eight-under 62 that included a five-hole tremendous stretch from 10th. It started with a monster 48-foot eagle and continued with 4 extra birdies, the longest of which got here from 12 toes. Earlier on entrance 9, second and sixth.
Woods fought his strategy to a Four-under 66 that propelled him to fourth. He had six birdies and two bogeys however was 10 pictures behind Molinari, who was in unimaginable type and gained by Eight strokes.
Whereas Molinari was method forward, Woods was simply two pictures out of second.
“Effectively, I believe the final two days enjoying holes 13, 14 the way in which I did. I bogeyed 13 twice after which did not birdie 14 both day, and I used to be proper there subsequent to the inexperienced. These are issues that I can not afford to do and anticipate to win a golf event,” mentioned Woods.