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Thorbjorn Olesen repeats eagle-birdie finish to win British Masters

Thorbjorn Olesen repeats eagle-birdie finish to win British Masters

Thorbjorn Olesen completed eagle-birdie for the second straight day to win the British Masters by one shot in a dramatic style Sunday, incomes his first European tour title in almost 4 years and igniting his profession after a harmful courtroom case.

Olesen shot 1-over 73 to complete a stroke forward of Sweden’s Sebastian Soderberg (68) on the Belfry.

Soderberg ended 9-under 279 total which had seemed sufficient for the win.

South Africa’s Justin Walters (71) and Scottish pair Connor Syme (70) and Richie Ramsay (71) shared a three-way tie for third.

Olesen had taken a three-stroke lead into the ultimate spherical however struggled Sunday earlier than his sensible end, together with an eagle on the par-5 seventeenth gap by holing from 28 toes, adopted by 35 toes throughout the inexperienced on the final.

On Saturday Olesen tapped in from two toes at No. 17 for a second eagle of the day and holed a birdie putt from 23 toes on the final.

The Danish golfer’s earlier win was on the Italian Open in June 2018. He was suspended by the European tour the next 12 months after being accused of sexually assaulting a lady and being intoxicated on a flight following a World Golf Championships occasion in Tennessee.

Olesen was acquitted by a courtroom in December after saying he had no reminiscence of his conduct as a result of he had been consuming alcohol and taking sleeping tablets. He stated the case had a “devastating impression” on his profession, having plunged down the rating from his place at No. 62 on the time of the incidents.

Olesen is ranked No. 376 and had not beforehand completed greater than a tie for twelfth on the European tour this 12 months.