Olesen wins British Masters with dramatic finish


Thorbjorn Olesen completed eagle-birdie for the second straight day to win the British Masters by one shot in a dramatic vogue Sunday, incomes his first European tour title in almost 4 years and igniting his profession after a dangerous court docket 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 appeared 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 good end, together with an eagle on the par-5 seventeenth gap by holing from 28 ft, adopted by 35 ft throughout the inexperienced on the final.

On Saturday Olesen tapped in from two ft at No. 17 for a second eagle of the day and holed a birdie putt from 23 ft 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 girl and being intoxicated on a flight following a World Golf Championships occasion in Tennessee.

Olesen was acquitted by a court docket in December after saying he had no reminiscence of his habits as a result of he had been ingesting alcohol and taking sleeping tablets. He mentioned the case had a “devastating affect” 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 larger than a tie for twelfth on the European tour this 12 months.

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