Sam Horsfield, the strongest in Antwerp

At 25 years old, the Englishman Sam Horsfield, caddy this week in Belgium for Issi, his girlfriend, achieved his third victory on the DP World Tour. With a total score of -13 (271) and a final card of 68 (-3), he is two points ahead of New Zealander Ryan Fox and German Yannik Paul. Julien Guerrier, the best Frenchman, finished in 23rd place with -5 (279).


Golf has once again offered us a great report this Sunday in Rinkven International Golf Club of Antwerp, headquarters of Soudal Open 2022. Absent for more than three months due to injury, he returned last week to his home in England in british masters, sam horsfieldcaddy for the occasion of Issi, his girlfriend, won handily, adding a third line to his list after the open hero and the celtic classica double won in just two weeks in August 2020. In the midst of a health crisis!

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Co-leading through the first two rounds, the Manchester golfer was, however, slightly “upstaged” on Saturday at the end of Moving Day. leaving the New Zealander in the lead by a small point, ryan fox.

The Kiwi golfer with whom he shared this last round under generous sunshine and on an increasingly dry course – it hasn’t rained in Flanders for six weeks – and who has led the debates for a long time, even offering a leading double after of the first nine holes.

Seemingly solid, Fox, already victorious this year in February at the Ras Al Khaimah Classic and recently author of two top 10 in Catalonia Championship and at the British Masters, he subsequently began to bog down in his attacks on the greens and his hitherto devilishly accurate putter in hand.

A blessing for Horsfield who quickly caught up with the New Zealander, guilty of a third bogey at 13 while the Englishman had signed two nice birdies at 10 and 12 after a bogey at 11.

The turning point finally came on this par 4 of 16 achievable in 1. Fox thus lost himself in a fairway bunker before racking up errors in his short game and emerging with a fourth bogey, leaving his main opponent in the lead. 12 One birdie each on the par 5 of the 17th did not change anything, and the difference was even widened on the 18th with a new error by the son of the legendary All Black, bestow fox.

With a score of -13 (271), Sam Horsfield unlocks the English clan counter in the world tour dp in 2022 and leaves Fox (71) and the German Yannick Paul (69 today) two points behind. the american chase hanna6th at the British Masters last weekend, and the South African Oliver Beckeralways on the right track, he completes the top five with -10 (274).

Roussel unscrews, Guerrier resists…

Eighth after 54 holes, four lengths from the lead, robin unfortunately he missed his Sunday, signing a very heavy 75 (+4). The one from Ozoir-la-Ferrière (77) ends his Flemish week in 37th position with -3 (275).

Very solid with his ultimate 69 (-2), julian warrior for his part, he placed in the top 25 (23rd to -5) and recorded there his best result since his 9th place in the Ras Al Khaimah Classic on February 13. Victor Perez (72) follows one point behind (-4). Later, we find Victor Dubuisson (48th to -1 with two cards of 73 and 72 this weekend) and Raphael Jacqueline (52nd in total pair). The Lyon native, 48 years old since May 8, once again has great difficulties in lining up four official days despite his 70 (-1) of the day…

The DP World Tour will take a “slight” break next week due to PGA Championship (with Sam Horsfield as a resident of the 65 best in the world) and returns to the Netherlands on May 26 for the Dutch Open where, in addition to the qualifying mini-race for theus open in June in Brookline (Massachusetts), three places will be up for grabs for the 150th British Open in St Andrews (July 14-17).

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