Sergio García breaks the hex and gets the first title of the year
Sergio García, with a total of 270 hits (-18), after a last card with 69 (-3), has been awarded the KLM Golf Open, which is his sixteenth title in the Europ Circuit
Sergio García , with a total of 270 hits (-18), after a last card with 69 (-3), has been awarded the KLM Golf Open, which is his sixteenth title in the European Circuit, and the first in what It takes in 2019.
At 39, he has taken the Amsterdam tournament with a blow of advantage over the Danish Nicolai Hojgaard, who finished in second place. The Spaniard is one of the stars that have already confirmed his presence at the Spanish Open , which will be played at the beginning of October at the Madrid Club de Campo.
The Borriol (Castellón), who throughout his career has become in the second position of the world ranking, broke his drought in the Netherlands on 2019 , and did so with his usual mastery. Leader was placed at the end of the day on Saturday , shared with the Englishman Callum Shinkwin , and knew how to keep him alone until the end despite the push of Hojgaard , who delivered a final card with 68 strokes.
And, with seven birdies (the first in the opening hole) and four bogeys , not only did he soon take the lead alone , but he came to be with three strokes ahead of Hojgaard , the only one who kept his pace .
Little did the bogey matter in 17, which together with the Danish birdie in 18 reduced their advantage to a single blow, because he knew how to maintain serenity in the last hole, a par five of 482 meters with a lake near the green .
He also takes the title in Amsterdam , in what has been his first presence in the tournament and in the Centennial edition, and enters the Race to Dubai.
It already has 16 titles in the European Circuit , which add up to an impressive record with 19 wins in the PGA Circuit , six in the Asian, six Ryder Cups with the European team and, above all, the Augusta Masters in 2017.
The Englishman Shinkwin played on the last course, with a card with 74 strokes (+2), and went to fifth place. Good performance by Chilean Hugo León , who finished seventh, with the 70 strokes (-2) of the last day, seven strokes of Garcia. The Argentine Andrés Romero has finished twenty-first, with 280 (-8); while the Spanish Eduardo De la Riva has concluded fortieth, with 283 (-5)
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