September 1, 2019

A dramatic maiden ET win at Omega European Masters

What a thrill! After a super 4th round the winner was to be decided in a 5 player play-off.

As one of the players was world number 2 Rory McIlroy, we knew it was going to be a though play-off…

Teeing off in the same ball as Rory could make any player nervous. After a bogey on the first hole, Sebastian played a solid game and with 5 birdies in a row (hole 10-14) he worked his way up to the top. For the first time since 2011, there was a play-off with 5 players, including Rory. With a superb birdie from 10 ft, he put pressure on Rory and Kalle Samooja from Finland, who both had a shorter put, and both of them missed and Sebastian’s first win on the European Tour was a fact.

“I don’t know what to do with this, really. Didn’t play my best today, but my chipping and putting was unbelievable,” said Sebastian, who carded five straight birdies from Nos. 10-14 to pull in front. “I thought it was exciting enough just to come out here and play with Rory. I can’t really describe it right now. It hasn’t really sunk in yet.”

This victory also means that he secured his Tour card for the next two years!

What a fantastic Sunday!

Sebastian celebrating with his caddie, brother Jesper. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/TT

 

Sebastian and Rory