No caddie, no problem as Warren ends six-year title drought



Marc Warren captured his first European Tour title in six years on Sunday with a one-shot victory within the Austrian Open regardless of enjoying with out his caddie who didn’t move a coronavirus check in time.

The Scotsman birdied two of the final 4 holes for his first title since 2014, when he triumphed in Denmark.

Nevertheless, victory was achieved regardless of having to hold his personal luggage over the 4 rounds after his caddie failed to satisfy coronavirus protocols and was barred from the occasion on the Diamond Nation Membership.

“Carrying my bag this week in all probability helped tone it down slightly, simply going out and enjoying and seeing what occurs. The consequence could not have been any higher,” stated the champion.

“Hopefully that is the one and solely time, it doesn’t matter what I say, I do benefit from the caddie’s firm.”

The Scotsman, who began the ultimate spherical of the primary European Tour occasion since March tied for the lead with German Nicolai Von Dellingshausen, opened with a birdie on Sunday.

However after three birdies and 4 bogeys over the following 11 holes, he wanted his late rally to carry off Marcel Schneider and Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez.

Schneider led however bogeyed the 14th after which Warren birdied the identical gap.

Warren then broke a tie with Garcia Rodriguez with a birdie on the 17th.

After Garcia Rodriguez made a double bogey on the 18th, Warren wanted a par to win and stored his nerve to gap a brief par putt. He completed along with his second consecutive 70 for a 13-under-par whole of 275.

Schneider shot a 69 to complete one shot again. Dutchman Wil Besseling fired 66, one of the best spherical of the day, to complete one other stroke again. 4 extra gamers, together with Garcia Rodriguez who made 72, had been one other shot behind.

Veteran Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez, who had led earlier than a disastrous third spherical, completed tied for eighth after capturing 70.

The 56-year-old holds the report for oldest European Tour winner set on the 2014 Spanish Open,.

Von Dellingshausen fell away with a ultimate spherical of 76.

“2014 was the final time I’ve gained,” added Warren. “Within the years since then, I’ve performed very poorly. The break has been unlucky for everybody but it surely got here at a superb time for me.

“I have been capable of get some good work finished and prepare to play golf. Got here out of it fairly refreshed.”

The season continues in Austria subsequent week with the Euram Financial institution Open adopted by the British Masters in the beginning of a six-event UK swing.



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