Lucas Bjerregaard 'emotional' after Dunhill Links win

Lucas Bjerregaard

Lucas Bjerregaard admitted to feeling ‘a little emotional’ after making the 2018 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship his second victory on the European Tour. 

The 27-year-old Dane closed with a 67 on the Old Course at St Andrews to rein in overnight leader and champion the last two years, Tyrrell Hatton.

Ryder Cup hero Hatton had looked almost certain to win the title for a third year running as the players reached the turn in today’s final round. However, he came home in 40 to finish alongside fellow Ryder Cup winner Tommy Fleetwood and one shot adrift of Bjerregaard.

• Phil Mickelson planning major changes in 2019

• Phil slates 'almost unplayable' Ryder Cup course

• Former Open champion hits out at Patrick Reed

It was the Dane’s second solo success on the European Tour, following his breakthrough win at the Portugal Masters last year. He also won the GolfSixes event alongside fellow countryman Thorbjorn Olesen last year. 

Lucas Bjerregaard 2

“I'm getting a little emotional,” said Bjerregaard afterwards. “It's been a great year and now it's just a whole lot better.

• Tyrrell Hatton spills beans on 'messy' Ryder Cup party

• Tommy Fleetwood reacts to US Ryder Cup fall-out

“It didn't really look like I was ever in it today, it looked like Tyrrell was going to take off with it. I was trucking away at it. I've been playing well for a little while and I played really well today and I'm really pleased that it was enough.”

Brooks Koepka completed a difficult week by finishing in a tie for seventh, whilst Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher, a winner of the event 14 years ago, shared tenth. 

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
A SIMPLE DRILL TO FIX YOUR SLICE | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
play button
6 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR WINTER GOLF
golf coaching
play button
Introducing... the top 5 drivers of 2020!
Drivers
play button
REAL GAME CHANGERS – Titleist TSi metalwoods review
Titleist
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Golfer is first woman to play all of Scotland's courses
Gleneagles to host 2022 Senior Open
Masters schedule released with one key feature AXED
Ocean Tee making sustainable waves on European Tour
Scots club safeguards future with world-class short game facility

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to make a consistent backswing
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh’s wise words for ex-pro Steven Rettie
Watch
play button
A simple drill to increase your shoulder turn
Callaway
play button
A simple tip to help fight your slice
Watch
See all videos right arrow