Thorbjørn Olesen overcame a spirited challenge from David Horsey to claim his fourth European Tour victory in the Turkish Airlines Open at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort.
Some sensational golf over the first three days in Antalya had given Denmark’s Olesen a seven-shot lead heading into the final round, but when Horsey rattled in a 30 footer on the ninth to turn in 29 that advantage was down to two.
England’s Horsey then birdied the long 12th to get within one, but Olesen matched his nearest challenger’s four there in the group behind and then added further gains on the 14th and 15th to pull clear once more
A closing 69 saw the 26 year old finish on 20 under par, with Horsey dropping into a share of second with China’s Li Haotong three shots further back.
In light of the recent Nike announcement (that they’re pulling out of the equipment market), their current staff players (including Thorbjorn Olesen) have had approval to use equipment from manufacturers of their choice. Thorbjorn recently switched to TaylorMade and the change has obviously worked well for him.
Thorbjorn Olesen WITB – Turkish Airlines Open Winning Clubs
Driver: TaylorMade M1, Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XT 70 TX
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M2, Tour AD 8X Black
Irons: TaylorMade PSi Tour, Project X 6.5 shafts
Wedges: TaylorMade TP EF, Project X 6.5 shafts
Putter: Nike Method Origin
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Sources: European Tour, Golf Monthly.