Richie Ramsay secures dramatic win at Cazoo Classic on DP World Tour

Scotsman Richie Ramsay rolled in a gutsy putt on the 72nd hole at Hillside in Liverpool to emphatically secure his fourth DP World Tour title.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2022
Richie Ramsay secures dramatic win at Cazoo Classic on DP World Tour

Richie Ramsay ended his seven-year drought on the DP World Tour as he holed a nerveless par putt on the 72nd hole to win the Cazoo Classic by a single stroke.

Overnight leader Julien Guerrier was the man to catch for most of the day at Hillside, but birdies at the 14th, 15th and 17th holes saw Ramsay head to the last hole with a one-shot lead.

The 39-year-old Scotsman missed the fairway on the 18th hole but he gave himself an eight-foot putt for par, which he made for a closing 69, finishing the tournament on 14-under-par.

He returned to the winner's circle for the first time since his Trophée Hassan II victory in March 2015. This win banishes the memory of his near-miss at the Betfred British Masters in May, where a closing double-bogey ended his chances at The Belfry.

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Local favourite Paul Waring finished alone in second on 13-under thanks to a final round of 70. Guerrier finished in a five-way tie for third alongside Marcus Kinhult, Robin Petersson, Daan Huizing and Grant Forrest on 12-under.

"The biggest thing for me was I made a promise to my daughter, and I don't break promises to her. I said I would get her a trophy and this one's for her," Ramsay said.

"It just feels unbelievable. The belief. I've had some bad times over the last couple of years but I kept believing, I knew my game was good.

"I know about what happened at The Belfry. But it's links golf and I feel like I've always got an advantage when I play links golf.

"There's nothing better than holing a putt under the gun - when it matters, when the tournament is on the line."


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