Oliver Wilson left emotional after ending eight-year wait for glory
England’s Oliver Wilson left emotional after ending eight-year wait for glory with success in the Made in HimmerLand event
- Oliver Wilson was emotional after he ended an almost eight year wait for glory
- Wilson managed to secure success in the Made in HimmerLand event
- The world No 745 finished a shot ahead of Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson
England’s Oliver Wilson holed two massive birdie putts in quick succession as he ended an almost eight-year victory drought in dramatic fashion in the Made in HimmerLand event.
The world No 745 converted from 65 feet for a birdie on the 13th, then amazingly repeated the feat on the 17th to take the outright lead.
Wilson, who had not recorded a top-10 finish on the DP World Tour since a tie for fourth in the same event in 2019, held his nerve to par the last — hitting his drive off a small mound of turf instead of a tee — to finish a shot ahead of Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson.
Oliver Wilson was emotional after he secured glory in the Made in HimmerLand tournament
‘It’s kind of hit me now,’ an emotional Wilson told Sky Sports. ‘Give me a minute. I said I wasn’t going to cry. Everything I’ve done to this point to rebuild my game, I knew I could do it. I was so calm there, I almost enjoyed the last hole.’
Wilson had started the final round in a four-way tie for the lead with Ross McGowan, Matthew Southgate and Francesco Laporta, but missed a number of good birdie chances as he covered his first 12 holes in one under.
Wilson ended an almost eight-year wait for success as he holed two massive birdie putts in succession
Wilson showed impressive composure as he finished a shot ahead of Ewen Ferguson
Ferguson, who was seeking a third win of the season, began the day two shots off the pace, but made two birdies and an eagle on the front nine. He finished on a 20-under-par 66.
Norway’s Kristian Krogh Johannessen carded a closing 65 to finish third on 18 under, with McGowan, Southgate, Laporta and Matthew Jordan another stroke back.
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