Result: Francesco Molinari clinches two-shot win at PGA Championship

Result: Francesco Molinari clinches two-shot win
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Francesco Molinari wins his fifth European Tour title by carding a final-day 68 at the PGA Championship to finish above overnight leader Rory McIlroy.

Last year's runner-up Francesco Molinari has held off Rory McIlroy by two shots to win the 2018 PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The 35-year-old finished on 17-under after a final-day 68 to climb above overnight leader McIlroy, who carded a two-under 70 on Sunday.

Molinari got over the line after a series of near misses in the European Tour's flagship event thanks to four birdies on the final day, whereas McIlroy dropped shots on holes nine and 10.

Defending champions Alex Noren was unable to become the fourth player to defend the title, as he finished alongside Lucas Bjerregaard in a tie for third after the Dane fired an eight-birdie 65 to surge into late contention.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Branden Grace finished in fifth on 13-under, meanwhile, and English pair Ross Fisher and Matthew Fitzpatrick were two shots further back.

Victory for Molinari sees him equal fellow Italian Costantino Rocca's five European Tour titles.

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERBOARD

1. Francesco Molinari (-17)
2. Rory McIlroy (-15)
3. Lucas Bjerregaard (-14)
=. Alex Noren (-14)
5. Kiradech Aphibarnrat (-13)
=. Branden Grace (-13)

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