Tuesday, February 21, 2023

It was a seventh DP World Tour victory for Thorbjørn Olesen as he stormed to the Thailand Classic title on Sunday at Amata Spring Country Club.

The Dane took a two-shot lead into the final round and birdies at the first, second and sixth holes saw him display an exhibition of front running.

An iron shot into the first to four-feet left him with a tap in for an opening birdie, whilst a stunning shot into five feet on the par-4 6th saw him make another gain.

He then went on a run of three birdies in a row at the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth holes, extending his lead and he never looked back, going on to shoot a bogey-free 66, finishing the week on 24 under par, four shots ahead of Yannik Paul.

This win continues Thorbjørn’s impressive record of converting 54-hole leads into victories, having now achieved the feat six times on the DP World Tour.

“It’s very special. Obviously the British Masters win was incredible, with my family, and it had been a long time since I won the last time, but equally this one, all the hard work and all the sacrifice from my wife, it’s really nice”, said Thorbjørn.

“It felt really good today, felt steady, I felt like I was in control and I just enjoyed playing golf today, which was very nice”, remarked Thorbjørn, showing how pleased he was with his Sunday performance.

With this win, Thorbjørn moves to 5th on the Race to Dubai rankings and 92nd in the Official World Golf Rankings, thanks to other impressive finishes this season at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship (T4) and the Hero Dubai Desert Classic (T16).

Congratulations, Thor. We are so proud of you and know that there is a lot more to come!