This was just Julian Suri’s seventh start on the European Tour but his victory at the Made in Denmark doesn’t come as huge surprise. Suri was second in Portugal behind Matt Wallace, then won on the Challenge Tour two weeks later and had a top 20 in the European Open last month.
Here at the Made in Denmark he put together a blemish-free 64 to secure his first title after a final-day tussle with David Horsey. He becomes the third American to win on both tours following US Open champion Brooks Koepka and Peter Uihlein.
Two shots back at the start of the day on Horsey he did the bulk of the damage with five birdies in the first eight holes, all from relatively close range, and back-to-back birdies saw him come to the 18th one clear.
Horsey, who had five birdies of his own on Sunday, then hooked his tee shot, couldn’t find it and the winning margin finished at four shots.
The English trio of Ben Evans, Steve Webster and Chris Paisley were in a tie for third on 13 under, six shots back of Suri.
John Daly went into the final round three adrift of Horsey but he had an ordinary Sunday with two birdies and two bogeys to tie for 10th.
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Of the unique atmosphere in Denmark he said: “It was a blast out there. Especially with the fans, it was really cool. Everybody is so enthusiastic out there, with such genuine appreciation for the game and spectacle. I just wanted to soak it up as much as I could.
“I love it when it comes down to two guys. I think it’s the epitome of our game and really the epitome of all sports. I feel like my game belongs at the top of the game. This is definitely something I’ve worked for and kind of expected for a long time. But to finally come out and do it, especially after the string of good finishes this summer, is really special.”
Horsey said of the final-day head-to-head: “When someone is playing as well as Julian was, you know that you are going to have make birdies and it really focuses you on what you have to do. It was a great battle – it’s just a shame I couldn’t put more pressure on him coming down the 18th.”
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