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Marc Warren ended a wait of almost seven years for his third European Tour title by winning the Made In Denmark tournament at Himmerland Golf Resort & Spa in Aalborg.
The 33-year-old Glaswegian held off Wales’ Bradley Dredge in blustery conditions to secure his first win since the 2007 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.
Warren had rounds of 66 and 68 in winds gusting up to 30mph over the weekend to win by two shots and return to the winner’s circle at last.
The win was particularly sweet for the Scot after several recent near misses, including coming third at last month’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and sharing second in the 2013 BMW PGA Championship.
“It feels incredible,” he said. “I felt the last couple of years I’ve been close to winning a couple of times but for whatever reason it hasn’t quite happened for me, whether I’ve made mistakes or someone else has played really well.
“This summer I feel more confident than I’ve ever done. Today, I kept telling myself I was swinging the club really well and I was confident in what I was doing.”
“Coming down those last four holes, the crowds were so big.” – Marc Warren
Warren’s confidence ahead of this tournament was boosted by tying for 15th in the PGA Championship last week.
He said that he found the atmosphere in Denmrk, where more than 80,000 fans turned out to watch during the week, similar to Valhalla.
“This is a fantastic event for the European Tour,” Warren added. “There’s been rumours of an event in Denmark for a few years and now we are here and it is on; it has been incredible.
“The crowds have been amazing. To play in front of that has been amazing. Coming from the PGA last week, it definitely had that same feel to it. Coming down those last four holes, the crowds were so big.”
As well as the trophy, Warren also bagged a cheque for €250,000 to jump to 20th on the Race To Dubai. He also climbed 21 places on the Official World Golf Rankings to 68th – impressive going for a man who started 2014 in 114th place.
Elsewhere in Denmark, home favourite Thomas Bjorn finished in a tie for fourth, with Scots David Drysdale and Craig Lee in a share of 15th place.
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