Bernd Wiesberger closed with a sizzling round of 7-under 64 to successfully defend his title at the Made in HimmerLand.
The 35-year old Austrian, who entered with a one-shot advantage, signed for a final-day scorecard comprised of one bogey offset by eight birdies, including five in a six-hole span to start his back nine, en route to a 21-under par total.
“It’s unbelievable,” Wiesberger said. “I’ve had seven chances (to defend a title) – I wasn’t successful the first six.
“I’ve said it all week, I really like it here. Playing here is good for my confidence especially after a couple of tougher weeks, so it’s a special place for me.
“It brings out the best in me. I got it going when I needed to so really enjoyable.”
Italy’s Guido Migliozzi carded a closing round 63 to secure the silver medal on 16 under, with Englishmen Richard Bland (66) and Jordan Smith (65) joining Aussie Jason Scrivener (66) at T3 on 15 under.
The win was Wiesberger’s eighth career European Tour victory, and fourth since the start of the 2019 season. He’s expected to move back into the all-important top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.
As the winningest European Tour player over the past two-plus seasons, Wiesberger has thrust himself into the Ryder Cup conversation, making Captain Padraig Harrington’s job that much more difficult.
“There’s a lot of golf to be played. First of all I really wanted to have a good week and start playing better golf again,” said Wiesberger, when asked about his Ryder Cup chances.
“This week really clicked for me, had a couple of good breaks on the way as well.
“Got to keep playing good golf but I would like to put my name in the vicinity of one of those spots.
“First things first, I need to play some more tournaments like this week and it will sort itself out.”
For Migliozzi, it was his second straight runner-up finish (he finished second at the British Masters two weeks ago) and his third overall this season.
“I have been playing very good the past few weeks,” said the 24-year old Italian.
“I just controlled my game better today because I have a few mistakes over the last few days, but today me and my caddie worked well and it has been a great day of golf.
“We said go straight at the pin and attack. I had a good feeling so it was the right moment to attack. It gives me a lot of confidence and I am happy with where my game is at, so keep pushing and keep grinding.”
Bland, meanwhile, also leaves Austria with his good form intact, as the 48-year old chased a maiden win with a top-3 finish, and was one of only seven players in the 156-player field to shoot all four rounds in the 60s.
2021 Made In HimmerLand
Top-5 Leaders: Final Round
Pos-Player-To Par-(Final Rd)
1. Bernd Wiesberger -21 (-7)
2. Guido Migliozzi -16 (-8)
3. Jordan Smith -15 (-6)
3. Richard Bland -15 (-5)
3. Jason Scrivener -15 (-5)
Material from the European Tour Communications was used to compile this report.