After PGA Tour, Vincent Norrman a winner on DP World Tour

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Vincent Norrman of Sweden celebrates with the trophy after winning the Horizon Irish Open at The K Club in Straffan, Ireland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Vincent Norrman secured his second DP World Tour title in the space of just 56 days as he carded a final round seven under par 65 to triumph at the Horizon Irish Open.

The Swede, who won the Barbasol Championship in the United States in July, started the day six strokes behind the overnight leaders and was well off the pace after pars on his opening six holes.

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The 25-year-old made his first birdies of the day on the seventh and ninth holes before play was suspended at The K Club for an hour and a half due to the threat of lightning.

 

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Norrman showed no signs of slowing down after the restart as he birdied four of his next five holes from the tenth. His birdie at the 13th saw him move into a share of the lead for the first time and he then made his seventh gain of the day on the 18th to set the clubhouse target of 14 under par.

 

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Germany’s Hurly Long was also on 14 under par after 12 holes, but consecutive bogeys saw him slip back to 12 under. The 28-year-old gave himself an eagle look at the last, but he left his putt short, handing Norrman his second DP World Tour title.

His win sealed a fortnight of success for Sweden on the DP World Tour as he backed up compatriot Ludvig Åberg’s victory last week at the Omega European Masters.

In a share of third was home favourite Shane Lowry, who was bidding for a second Irish Open crown, New Zealand’s Ryan Fox, who was runner-up at this event last year, Scotsman Grant Forrest and Thriston Lawrence of South Africa.

Player Quotes

Vincent Norrman: “It feels unbelievable. I can’t believe this is mine. I kind of looked at the leaderboard and I knew what was going on. I knew I was going to be close.

 

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“I’m just as starstruck as some of those fans out here seeing those guys, and to be competing against them is so cool. Yeah, to beat them is even cooler.

“The front nine was huge. I was playing so-and-so and then I birdie seven and nine to get some momentum going into the back. I think that was key today.”

“It’s a world-class event, and it’s the coolest thing I’ve ever done in golf I think, and to do it in front of these fans and the sponsors and stuff is unbelievable.”