Pablo Larrazábal birdies the last to clinch victory at European Tour season opener in South Africa
Pablo Larrazábal won the European Tour’s season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship on Sunday after losing a three-shot overnight lead and then making three birdies on his last four holes for a dramatic one-stroke victory.
Larrazábal birdied the par-5 18th as the Spaniard finished 8 under overall and just ahead of Sweden’s Joel Sjoholm.
Larrazábal said he struggled with blisters on his feet and closed with a 75 after six bogeys and a double bogey but his rousing finale enabled him to clinch a fifth European Tour title and first in four years.
Sjoholm’s final-round 69 almost saw him through to victory. Charl Schwartzel (70) finished tied for third at 6 under on his return to tournament action for the first time in eight months because of a wrist injury.
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