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Summary

  1. Francesco Molinari wins The Open by two shots with final round of 69
  2. Molinari, 35, first Italian to win a major finishes on -8 at a windy Carnoustie
  3. Woods, McIlroy & Spieth among those to hold lead on thrilling last day
  4. Runners-up: Rose (69), McIlroy (70), Kisner (74), Schauffele (74) on -6
  5. Tied for sixth: Pepperell (67), Woods (71), Chappell (73) on -5
  6. Others: -4 Spieth (76) -3 Fleetwood (73)

Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth, Matthew Henry and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Until next time...

    Well played

    And with that, it's time for us to wrap things up.

    What a final day of the Open Championship it was, and what a victory it proved for popular Italian Francesco Molinari - the first man from his country to win a major title.

    Fancy watching it all over again? Well, you're in luck. Tune in to BBC Two at 20:00 BST to catch the highlights of a remarkable final round.

    But what better way to round things off than with what proved the winning putt...

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    Video caption: The Open 2018: Francesco Molinari wins Open Championship with birdie at 18
  2. Molinari - the facts

    • Turned pro in 2004
    • Joined the European Tour in 2005 and has five victories
    • Halved the singles with Tiger Woods as Europe won the 2010 Ryder Cup
    • Joined the PGA Tour in 2015
    • The Open victory is Molinari's first major title
    • Becomes Italy's first major winner
  3. I have no regrets - McIlroy

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    Video caption: McIlroy eagles 14 to put him back in with a chance

    Rory McIlroy speaking after his final round of 70 left him tied for second on six under.

    "My mindset was go and spoil the party here," said McIlroy. "I have no regrets. I played the way I wanted to play this week.

    "It gives me a lot of encouragement going into the final major of the year. I didn't get off to a great start, but I hung in there, and I battled back.

    "I committed to everything. I hit the shots when I needed to. I made good swings on 17 and on 18. You know, it just wasn't to be - I just ran out of holes."

  4. 'Consistency made him win'

    Francesco Molinari's caddie Pello Iguaran, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "We felt from the very beginning (he could win) but the beginning was Tiger playing really good and it was tough. He made double on 11 that helped us go ahead. The consistency made Francesco win at the end.

    "It was a really big mental fight and I think he deserved it because he is working so hard and that gave him the possibility to fight that good.

    "The last few months he is playing so solid."

  5. 'No one has worked harder'

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    Iain Carter

    BBC Sport golf correspondent at Carnoustie

    This was won with one of the greatest performances on the final day. No one has worked harder than Francesco Molinari from being a good European Tour player to a world-class player.

  6. Post update

    Molinari with Woods

    Not a bad way to win your first major, playing the final round with someone who has 14 of them...

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    Nicola Jade: He's got it. I'm so pleased for him, I don't think there was a more deserving golfer out there today. And with that bringing the American stranglehold on Majors to an end.

    Ed Hunter: Sensational final round at The Open. I don't think I have ever seen a major where so many players were in contention through the final few holes, and I have been watching the majors for decades. Congratulation to them all, wonderful golf.

  8. 'It's incredible!'

    Francesco Molinari after after becoming Open champion: "What a week.

    "Obviously it is incredible to stand here between all of these people. There are a lot of people I should thank. First of all my family for travelling all around world, my wife for being a really big part of my team and my family back in Italy.

    "Congratulations to the runners-up as well. It has been a tough fight. There is only one winner unfortunately in golf, this time it is me but congratulations to them.

    "To the whole of the R&A, the golf course was incredible. The greenkeepers did an amazing job as well.

    "And lastly two very important parts. The Open volunteers and fans out here. Truly it is the best atmosphere in golf."

  9. Final leaderboard

    Leaderboard

    Well, isn't that a sight for Francesco Molinari...

    Finishing two shots clear at the top of the unmistakable yellow leaderboard.

    We'll have his reaction in a moment.

  10. Molinari collects Claret Jug

    And now for the one we've all been waiting for!

    Francesco Molinari steps forward, accepts the Claret Jug and then raises it into the air as those gathered around the 18th at Carnoustie go mad for the Italian.

    "What a week," he begins...

    You're not wrong, Francesco.

    Francesco Molinari
  11. Locke wins Silver Medal

    First to the leading amateur, who collects the Silver Medal.

    And fittingly it's a Scotsman! Sam Locke was the only amateur to make the cut, with the 19-year-old finishing nine over par for the tournament.

    Sam Locke
  12. Post update

    Right then, to the presentation ceremony...

    Still a light breeze trickling across the 18th at Carnoustie.

    First a tribute to five-time Open winner Peter Thomson, who died last month at the age of 88.

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    Peter Scrivener

    BBC Sport at Carnoustie

    It looks a bit like we’re all going to get a lecture off the headmaster on the 18th

    Microphone on green
  14. 'Tiger will win another major'

    Paul Lawrie

    Former Open champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    If you go back 10 years, with a one-shot lead on the back nine there is no way Tiger is not winning.

    I still think Tiger will win one more of these majors.

    It will be hard as time goes by but this will be a huge boost even though he didn't win. At 42 he has some time left.

  15. Post update

    It was some final day at Carnoustie. And for a long time it looked like Tiger Woods might win his first major in a decade.

    Kevins Kisner and Chappell came close, Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele too. Rory McIlroy suddenly sprang into view, as did Justin Rose, and even Eddie Pepperell was hanging around...