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Oliver Wilson produces big finish to claim Made in HimmerLand glory

Oliver Wilson produces big finish to claim Made in HimmerLand glory

Oliver Wilson holed two enormous birdie putts on the back nine on Sunday to win the 2022 Made in HimmerLand by one shot and claim his second DP World Tour title almost eight years after winning his first.


Ewen Ferguson had looked on course to secure his third victory of the season after shooting a closing 66 to set the clubhouse target at 20 under par.

But Wilson, playing in the final group, finished with a flourish in Farsø, holing from 66 feet at the 13th, 14 feet on the 16th and 64 feet at the 17th to leapfrog the Scot and take a one-shot lead to the 18th tee.

He safely parred the last to sign for a 67, finish the tournament on 21 under par and return to the winner's circle for the first time at this level since the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Wilson came into the week searching for his first top-ten finish on the DP World Tour since the 2019 edition of this event, when he came joint-fourth.

An emotional Wilson expressed pride in himself after getting the job done.

Fighting back tears in his post-round interview, he said: "I was so confident. I knew I could get the job done. Everything I've done to this point to rebuild my game, I knew I could do it.

"And I was so in control, and I said I wasn't going to cry!

"I was so calm there. I almost enjoyed the last hole.

"It's pretty special. I'm so proud of myself. I feel like there's a lot ahead of me and I'm so pleased to get win number two.

"I love this place. I've done well here before.

"My game has been trending in the right direction. There's been a lot of good stuff this year, I just haven't been able to put it all together.

"I guess 18 years' experience gets you to hang in there. And to get over the line, it feels good. It feels so good."

Ferguson finished alone in second on 20 under, two shots ahead of Norway's Kristian Krogh Johannessen in solo third.

Wilson began the day in a share of the lead on 17 under alongside Francesco Laporta, Ross McGowan and Matthew Southgate but was unable to make any early progress on day four, opening his round with seven straight pars to lose ground.

The 41-year-old picked up his first birdie of the day from close range at the eighth before parring each of the next four holes.

His round sprang into life at the 13th, where he drained a monster birdie putt from the right fringe to get within one shot of Ferguson.

After his tricky birdie chip lipped out at the 14th, Wilson birdied the 16th to join Ferguson at the summit on 20 under.

Then at the 17th, for the second time on the back nine, Wilson rolled in a birdie putt from around 65 feet to lead on his own.

A perfect drive at the 18th laid the foundations for a straightforward par, and Wilson made no mistake to secure the trophy.

Ferguson started well on day four, following up birdies at the third and fifth with an eagle on the eighth to grab a share of the lead on 19 under.

A six-foot birdie effort at the 14th took the 26-year-old into double figures under par, handing him a two-shot lead at that stage.

Despite having a huge chasing pack jockeying for position around him, the Scot maintained his lead for much of the afternoon until Wilson's late charge meant he had to settle for second spot.

The Scot said: "I feel quite good. Obviously a little bit sad that I didn't win but I definitely didn't lose it.

"He battled hard and obviously did very well to get over the line. This week just wasn't meant to be my week."

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