See how social media reacted to Italian Francesco Molinari's first Major win at Carnoustie.

How Social Media Reacted To Francesco Molinari’s Win

The 2018 Open Championship was incredibly exciting with some huge names in contention to win like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. But there was one player who remained with a cool head on Sunday, Francesco Molinari.

The Italian picked up his first Major win and the first Major win for an Italian golfer at the famous links course as he shot a final round 69 to win by two strokes over Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy.

“It is absolutely amazing,” Molinari said. “I think it will take a long time to sink in. It has been a great week.

“The course bit me a few times in the first two days, but to go bogey-free around this track at the weekend is incredible.”

Molinari celebrates with the Claret Jug (Getty Images)

The entire golfing world was happy to see the Italian win his first Major, but his brother Edoardo was the happiest of all:

Runner-up Justin Rose was quick to congratulate Molinari:

Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn tweeted out how impressed he was by Molinari’s consistency. The Italian has surely guaranteed his Ryder Cup spot for Paris.

Another fellow Italian golfer, Matteo Manassero talked about his incredible work ethic;

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Here are some more tweets from those inside and outside of the golfing world reacting to Francesco Molinari’s stunning victory:

Golfer Wesley Bryan tweeted out a hilarious conversation he had with Molinari earlier this year when they played in China;

Molinari supports West Ham, who congratulated the Italian too!

Molinari has moved up to number 6 in the world after his victory;

The last word will go to Eddie Pepperell who shot 67 with a hangover and said Molinari was the type of golfer you dream of becoming;

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