Tiger Woods: Francesco Molinari reveals reason for Masters collapse ahead of fresh battle | Golf | Sport


Molinari, the Open champion, had a lead going into the back nine at Augusta before double bogeys at hole 12 and 15 handed the title to .

The 36-year-old Italian claimed it took a “big effort” because he was unwell for all of the .

“It took some time to recover physically because I wasn’t 100 percent all week in Augusta and I was taking antibiotics,” Molinari said.

“It was just a sore throat and a bug that I got from the kids at the beginning of the week.

“I think it was a big effort to do what I did, and probably on Sunday, when the adrenaline kind of went down, I felt how much I was spending energy-wise during those days.

“It was nothing major, and I was feeling well enough, obviously, to play well in Augusta.

“But I think sometimes in those circumstances, you ask a lot to your body, and then at some point you’re going to pay a price for it.”

Molinari will now be competing…



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