LIV Golf rebel Adrian Otaegui wins Estrella Damn N.A. Andalucia Masters

Adrian Otaegui produced a stunning display of golf at Valderrama at the weekend, rounding off his fourth win on the DP World Tour with a 68.

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Sun, 16 Oct 2022
LIV Golf rebel Adrian Otaegui wins Estrella Damn N.A. Andalucia Masters

LIV Golf player Adrian Otaegui has not just won the Estrella Damn N.A. Andalucia Masters, he has completely dominated the field to win his fourth DP World Tour title.

Otaegui, 29, has become the first player to win on the DP World Tour since joining the LIV Golf Tour. He has played in three events on the Saudi-backed series.

The Spaniard became the second home winner of the tournament which was first played in 2010 and he has set the record winning score of 19-under-par at Valderrama.

Otaegui, whose last win on the circuit came at the Scottish Championship in 2020, entered the final round in Spain on 16-under and six shots ahead of Swede Joakim Lagergren.

He made just one bogey on the par-5 11th hole on Sunday, but this was easily forgotten with four birdies including a crowning birdie on the final hole. This win takes Otaegui to 10th in the DP World Tour rankings as we creep closer to the DP World Tour Championship in November.

Lagergren held on to second place while Min Woo Lee kept up his impressive run of form in third place. Spaniard Angel Hidalgo finished in fourth place on 8-under-par, 11 shots behind Otaegui.

"I am very, very proud. I feel so happy to have my first win in Spain in front of this crowd, on my favourite golf course in Spain," Otaegui said.

"It's unbelievable. I'm very, very happy with everything. The week went perfect - I just tried to play my game, tried to play if I just teed off being square and just tried to beat the others just today, and just to stay focused and play every single hole with the same intensity and that was the main target today."

Ahead of the tournament, former Amateur champion Alejandro Larrazabal criticised the DP World Tour for their alleged lack of coverage of Otaegui throughout the week.

The brother of Tour player Pablo Larrazabal called for Tour boss Keith Pelley to resign and Lee Westwood also echoed his point regarding the lack of Otaegui coverage.

Otaegui picked up his victory on the same afternoon that Brooks Koepka won the LIV Golf Jeddah Invitational, beating Peter Uihlein in a playoff.

Estrella Damn N.A. Andalucia Masters - final leaderboard

-19 A Otaegui

-13 J Lagergren

-12 M W Lee

-8 A Hidalgo

-6 R Hojgaard

-5 T Lawrence, M Kinhult, J Smith