Sweet-swinging Francesco Molinari clinched his first PGA Tour title in style, an emphatic eight-shot romp at the Quicken Loans National in Maryland on Sunday as Tiger Woods finished equal fourth.

PGA: The National - Final Round

Jul 1, 2018; Potomac, MD, USA; Francesco Molinari of Italy hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during the final round of The National golf tournament at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. PHOTO: Reuters/ Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

REUTERS: Sweet-swinging Francesco Molinari clinched his first PGA Tour title in style, an emphatic eight-shot romp at the Quicken Loans National in Maryland on Sunday as Tiger Woods finished equal fourth.

Molinari carded eight-under-par 62 in the final round at TPC Potomac to become the first Italian winner on the United States-based circuit since Toney Penna in 1947.

Swinging with metronomic precision, the two-times European Ryder Cup member was never in danger of being caught after a 50-foot eagle at the par-five 10th.

He finished at 21-under 259, while American Ryan Armour shot 68 for second place on 13-under.

Woods missed a couple of short putts on the back nine, shooting 66 to finish 10 shots behind the winner.

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina/editing by Gene Cherry)

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