World No. 34 Francesco Molinari smoothed a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-33=66 in today's final round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship to conclude on 5-under 279, up 18 places to T20 with play still in progress, tying the low round in the clubhouse with Paul Casey and posted just the fifth blemish-free lap of the week and the ONLY one in R4. UPDATE: With play completed, Molinari finished T20 with Ross Fisher and Brandt Snedeker posting the low rounds with 65s.
While the tournament's debut in Mexico City, this was the 34-year-old's sixth appearance and sixth finish inside the top 30. His best is T3 in 2011 and the then-named TPC Blue Monster. Overall, the Italian was playing his 24th WGC with four prior top 10s, including a win at the 2010 HSBC Champions when it was an unofficial event on the PGA TOUR but an official event on the European Tour. After opening in 71-72-70, he began on even-par (T38). The London, England, resident landed nine (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, circling birdies at Nos. 3, 5, 11, 15 and 18, posting 1.583 putts per GIR and gaining 4.647 strokes tee-to-green. For the week he carded 18 birdies versus 13 bogeys and is currently 12th in SG: TTG though T45 in SG: Putting with a cumulative -0.860.