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On-form Olesen wins Turkish Airlines Open title


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On-form Olesen wins Turkish Airlines Open title

Thorbjorn Olesen celebrated his fourth European Tour title on Sunday when he overcame a spirited challenge from David Horsey to win the Turkish Airlines Open.

The Dane headed into the final round with a seven-shot lead.

At one point during the day that lead was whittled down to one, but Olesen’s two under 69 final round was eventually enough to see him claim the title by three shots.

England’s Horsey ended the event in Antalya with a superb 65 that included six birdies in his first 12 holes.

That run made for a thrilling finish but a bogey at the 16th and a string of birdies for Olesen dropped Horsey into a share of second place alongside China’s Li Haotong.

Haotong who was hunting his second success on the European Tour also shot a final round 65.

Masters champion Danny Willett needed to finish in the top five to take over at the top of the Race to Dubai from Open champion Henrik Stensen, but the Englishman struggled to a final round of 75 and ended the week in a tie for 68th.

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