Olesen clinch victory at an unlikely end. Bron and Langask in the top ten

The leader with a three-point lead at the start of the fourth and final round of the British Masters, Thorbjorn Olsen, collapsed in his encounters, yet managed to win by swiping an eagle at 17 and a birdie at 18. (+1) and his overall points of -10 (278) allow him to overpower On Swede Sebastian Soderbergh, who was about to play a playoff. Julian Braun and Roman Langasque are eighth at -6 (282) and launch their quest to qualify for the US Open in Brooklyn next June.

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Totally crazy scenario this Sunday on Brabzon cycle The Belfry ! A leader is three points ahead of the English Marcus Armitage and German long hurley At the start of the last round, Thorbjørn Olesen, abandoned by his confrontations, left the impression for far too long that victory would be decided without him…

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For sixteen holes, the Dane wiped the windshield very regularly at the highly desired level 72, length 6,703 meters, and hosted four Rider Cup Legendary between 1985 and 2002, getting lost under trees or tangled in the rough. During these 16 holes, Olsen conceded five bogeys (against one birdie), leaving keepers clearly skeptical about any chance of winning.

And then, like a Saturday during this moving day, wrapping up a bit as if by a miracle with a 69 (-3) card, the light returned for the first time on average 5 out of 17 for the Scandinavian who then scored -7 aggregate. Green taken in two parts, long shot (over 9 metres) off center, left – right and this eagle is coming out of nowhere who suddenly replaces him at -9, tied with Swede Sebastian Soderberghcomposed on his part at 68 (-4), is already very diligent in training to prepare as best he can for a playoff match as possible.

As if this unlikely feat paid off, the winner of Ryder Cup 2018 at Le National Golf Course With the European team he suddenly remembered that his driver was also used to send full-track missiles. This is what happened in massive level 4 from day 18, the hardest gap of the week (average 4.36!). And then an iron shot, his ball, to the right of the very green, then settled more than 11 meters from the goal.

If it fits, it’s victory, and if it fails, we go to the playoff. Olsen chooses the first option. Right-left shot hits the mark and reaches the end to beat the unfortunate Soderbergh.

The Dane is 32 years old, and has not won since June 2018 (inItalian Openthen stamped Rolex chain), who embarked on a dark story of sexual assault during a transatlantic voyage at the end of July 2019 before being acquitted last December by a London court, became the 44th winner in British Masters history (French editor’s note Thomas Levitt Won Woburn in 2001).

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This is his sixth success on DP World Tourcertainly the most beautiful even if he won other big tournaments with high financial prizes like Turkish Airlines Open Championship in november 2016 or Dunhill Links Championship In October 2015.

It was a really special day, so hardHe breathed, swayed by emotion, a few moments after his victory. I missed a lot of shots today but I held on and then there was this amazing finish. In those last two holes, I tell myself a birdie every time sends me to the playoff. Then there were those awesome hits. It’s crazy somewhere. He told me that in the history of this tournament I join great players like Saif (Ballesteros), and snamAnd ValdoIt’s a real privilege. The crowd has been massive all week since Thursday and I’ve had a lot of support. that’s cool ! »

Scotch Richie Ramsayalso in a position to win before conceding a terrible double bogey on the eighteenth, Connor Sim and South Africa Justin Walterscomplete the podium at -8 (280).

Fourth at the beginning of this famous 18, Julian Brown He also nearly played for the win this Sunday in Birmingham, but a ball in the water a risky encounter and a double bogey after an eagle in 17 forced him to finish eighth in -6 with a final 71 (-1).

Brune and Langask, the US Open is on the horizon…

Antibois joins him Roman Langask, also 71. The tricolor duo have earned valuable points for the mini race that started this week in England which will see the top ten (in cumulative points) at the end of the race. Porsche European Open in Hamburg (Germany) on June 5 to validate their ticket forUS Open Scheduled from 16 to 19 June in Brooklyn (Massachusetts).

By playing 68 (-4) and 72 (equality) respectively, Frederic Lacroix And Victor Perez Failed at the gates of the top 20 (21st at -4) … other French golfers who passed cuts on Friday night ended up beyond the top 40…

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