Dyson Cleans Up At Irish Open
KILLARNEY, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND |
Dyson was handed a gift at the 72nd hole and,
as a result, won the Irish Open on Sunday for
his fifth career European Tour victory.
Dyson was in the clubhouse tied with
Richard Green, of Australia, for the lead when
Green three-putted from 40 feet at the 18th,
missing an eight-footer for par to give Dyson
the one-shot win.
The 33-year-old Englishman won his first
tournament of the year. Dyson’s last victory
came in 2009, a year in which he won twice. He
shot a final-round, 4-under 67 to finish 72 holes
at the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club at 269,
Dyson had been knocking on the door this
year, having had five top- 10 finishes prior to the
Irish Open. He was third at the BMW PGA Champi-
onship, just outside the playoff between eventual
winner Luke Donald and Lee Westwood. He also
was ninth at the Open Championship at Royal St.
George’s two weeks prior to the Irish Open.
It was a two-man race for most of Sunday’s
final round. Dyson gave Green an opening with
a three-putt bogey that slipped him to 13 under,
one behind Green. But Dyson made birdie at the
par- 5 16th to pull even and followed that with
a birdie at the par- 3 17th to pull one ahead.
Shortly afterward, Green birdied the 16th to
reach 15 under.
Dyson and Green were tied for the lead with
David Howell entering the final round at 11
under. Howell, just two weeks previous, was
last seen in the Open Championship media
center, in full waterproofs, and was doing radio
commentary for the BBC. He was never a factor
in the Sunday race, shooting a 2-over 73 and
finishing tied for eighth with leading Irishman
Peter Lawrie and Italian Lorenzo Gagli at 8
under. Gagli shot the best round of the day, a
Long-hitting Stephen Gallacher, of Scot-
land, shot a 3-under 68 Sunday to finish third
on his own at 12-under 272. Bernd Weisberger,
of Austria, stormed up the leaderboard with a
final-round 66 and was fourth at 11 under.
Ignacio Garrido, of Spain, Alexandre Kaleka,
of France, and Soren Hansen, of Denmark, tied
for fifth at 10 under. Garrido and Kaleka each
shot 68 in the final round and Hansen posted 69.
Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland,
finished at 4 under, while recent U.S. Open
champion Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland,
was a shot further behind. Open Championship
winner Darren Clarke, of Northern Ireland, and
three-time major championship winner Padraig
Harrington, of the Republic of Ireland, missed
@wenners just made a great point, @mcilroyrory should
hire Stevie Williams, as I thought JP allowed some
SHOCKING course management today
@JayATownsend shut up.... You’re a commentator and a
failed golfer, your opinion means nothing!
Out fishing for salmon here in the lake at Killarney....
beautiful weather but the fish are sleeping methinks!!!
Feeling fit and ready to tee it up at Firestone next week.
Excited to get back out there!
wearing pink and black today but might be under the rain
gear. It’s ok though because I have a PINK rain jacket.
hahah ADIDAS is the best.
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