Olesen's Turkish Delight

Thorbjørn Olesen won his fourth European Tour title, his first victory since the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, to become the first Dane to win in a Final Series event. He also broke the course record with a round of 62 on Friday. The victory is as sweet as the perfect Turkish delight

Thorbjørn Olesen claimed the Turkish Airlines Open title to become the only Dane to win on the European Tour in the 2016 season

Thorbjørn Olesen was in total control when he entered the final day of Turkish Airlines Open at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort. Some sensational golf over the first three days in Antalya had given the Dane a seven-shot lead heading into the final round, but when Englishman David Horsey rattled in a 30-footer on the ninth to turn in 29 that advantage was down to two.

"I've never had a seven-shot lead," said Olesen when asked about his huge overnight lead before the final round. "I felt a bit nervous when I went out today also because I've never been that many shots clear. It's a bit of a weird feeling but I know it's not easy and there's a bunch of guys there and it's possible to shoot a really low one out here."

Olesen not only matched the lowest winning total of 264 set by Victor Dubuisson in 2013, but also broke the course record with a round of 62 on Friday


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