Olesen had led from the front after carding a 6-under 66 on Thursday’s opening round, with Australia’s Ryan Fox joining him at the summit.
A 2-under on Friday left the 2018 Ryder Cup winner a shot off German leader Hurly Long heading into day three, when a strong 3-under round gave Olesen a three-shot lead over Long and England’s Marcus Armitage heading into the last day.
然而, a disastrous start to the final round saw Olesen open with a bogey, with a birdie on the third providing a brief respite before four more bogeys ahead of the 16th hole.
“It was a pretty tough day, a lot of shots to the left — I was really struggling,” Olesen said.
Soderberg denied despite superb Sunday
与此同时, Soderberg was enjoying a stellar round that rocketed him up the leaderboard and into contention. After entering Sunday six shots behind Olesen, the Swede carded a final-round best 68 to set the clubhouse target at nine-under.
Having bettered par only once through the first 16, Olesen now required two straight birdies just to force a play-off.
Given that the Dane had carded eagle-birdie to close on Saturday, perhaps a repeat shouldn’t have seemed so miraculous, but after bogeying two of the previous three holes, it looked impossible.
但是, Olesen repeated the feat to clinch a dramatic win, turning to celebrate with a packed crowd at the finish.
Olesen’s victory comes six months after he was cleared of charges
, including sexual assault
, on a flight to London in
2019, 根据 路透社.
The win sees him rise 69 places to 9th in the DP World Tour rankings and join the likes of golf icons Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo in winning the British Masters.
“It’s obviously a massive tournament, it’s always been,” Olesen said. “So many great champions here so it’s a privilege to get your name there.
“It’s always a great support you get in Britain. The crowd’s been amazing from the first day and onwards … so much support so I’m really happy with that, it means a lot.”