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After a superb final round and a dramatic six-hole playoff, Rasmus Hojgaard became the first Danish player to win on home soil at Made in Himmerland.

The 22-year-old sealed his fourth DP World Tour victory in front of his home fans on a nerve-shredding Sunday in Denmark

Hojgaard said at the beginning of the week that his expectations “aren’t very high, I just have to get back into the rhythm of playing tournaments again and working on my swing and my game at events as well.”

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But as the old saying goes – ‘beware of the injured golfer’ and his stats for the tournament back up that adage completely.

He drove the ball extremely well with 59% fairways in regulation off the tee, whilst averaging 292 yards.

His approach play with his irons was exceptional, leading strokes gained on his approach shots and fourth in green in regulation with 76%.

The putter was also hot as he finished fifth in putting strokes gained, averaging 1.65 putts per hole with 22 birdies for the tournament.

There was hope for rival Richie Ramsay as the Scot birdied the 16th and went down the 18th with a one-shot lead, but an awkward second shot found the water. A double bogey would see his chances slip away.

Hojgaard came alive to shoot 64 and finish clubhouse leader, at the time two shots behind Robert MacIntyre.

Unfortunately, a triple bogey would be the Scot’s undoing and he also dropped out of contention.

Nacho Elvira dropped shots on 13 and 15 but recovered with birdies on 16 and 17 heading to the 18th tee one shot clear.

A solid drive and what looked like a great approach shot came to rest on the edge of the back bunker in a grassy lie.

And it proved to be too difficult a position for the Spaniard as he was unable to get up and down.

Elvira and Hojgaard then headed back down the 18th for the first playoff hole and it would take six attempts before one of them would eventually come out on top.

Trouble off the tee for Elvira then left the door wide open for Hojgaard to claim his fourth DP World Tour victory.

Rasmus Hojgaard – Whats in the bag

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (10.5 degrees)

Woods: Callaway Paradym HL (3-wood, 16.5 degrees)

Irons: Callaway Rogue ST (3-iron) & Callaway Apex MB 21 (4-iron to Pitching Wedge)

Wedges: Callaway JAWS Raw (52 degrees, 56 degrees & 60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey Toulon Le Mans Tour

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

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