Adrien Arnos’ victory on the sixth hole of the play-off against South African Oliver Becker

At the end of the sixth hole on Level 4 of hole 17 of the PGA Catalunya Stadium, Adri Arnos (photo) wins against South African Oliver Becker, the leader at the start of the fourth round. At 27, he opened the counter particularly on the DP World Tour after two defeats, already in the playoff, at the Spanish Open in October 2021 and then in South Africa on March 13. Adrian Sadir, best tri-colored, finished 33rd at -1!


This is the deciding match between the Catalan Adrian Arnaus27, South Africa Oliver Baker, 37 years old, was not breathing! The authors all got the same score –11 (277) at the end of this fourth round, and then the two men engaged in an epic duel. And very long hesitant!

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Held on a par 4 of 18 for that extra thrill, Arnos like Becker couldn’t decide between themselves during the first five attempts. The position of the flag on this two-ply green offers no possibility of getting reasonably close to the hole for a bird try.

Finally, the decision was made on the long par 4 by 17 (420 meters), headwind. Again, in a rather strange way. After an excellent 7-iron shot, Adri Arnaus put his ball more than two meters from the goal while his opponent, after a slightly loose face to the right of the fairway, saw his ball finish its trajectory in the meadow. – raw.

Two around the green but more than twelve meters from the flag, the South African team has been very comfortable in the short game since Thursday morning, but has managed to position itself three meters from the hole, leaving itself another opportunity to hang out on equal footing. . Victory at the end of the racket, Arnos, who, let us remember, bowed twice in this dangerous exercise (inSpanish Open In October 2021 against Rafa Cabrera Bello Then on March 13th at MyGolfLife is unlocked Before Pablo Larzabal), but he almost missed the bird, which gave his opponent the opportunity to continue this endless showdown.

Fortunately for the Catalans, Becker, the leader at the start of the fourth round by two points from his first runners, failed to equalize, certainly overtaken by physical and mental fatigue, leaving the victory to the Spaniard, who is finally freed from this burden of not winning in the European Tour but despite Multiple opportunities…

Well deserved success in spite of everything for Arnos, so strong in this crazy and windy Sunday stadium racing, posted an excellent 65 (-7) without the slightest error. Meanwhile, his victim today couldn’t do better than 72 (par) due to a final bogey in 3 of 16.

It was longwith a sigh of relief for the winner of this first edition of Catalonia Championship Who, with this score, should enter the top 50 in the world. Here I want to congratulate Oliver (Baker)! It’s been a great week for him as well, and finally achieving what you did is clearly unforgettable. Like I said, it’s been a great week. People came to support me from Monday to Sunday. They were already there during the Spanish Open. But the result is different this time. So I am very happy. »

Laurie Kanter destroys himself!

One last lap could have been completely different, especially for the Englishman Laurie Kanter For example, the author of a hot start with two birds at 1 and 2 and then a magic eagle at 3. He was also looking for his first victory over DP World Tourhowever, later cracked, placing stealth (at 4 and 5) and then doubles (at 10 and 17) against two other birds to finish this walking style” Russian mountains » equal and tied for third place at -9 with the countryman, Richard McEvoyand polish Adrian Myronkrespectively 69 (-3) and 70 (-2).

Bernd Weisberger It also would have made everyone agree, as the Austrian completed his go in 33 (-3) and got back within driving range for the header, before getting stuck in the comeback with a three bogey waiver (for one bird). player Rider Cup Ends alone 8 at -7, behind the Italian Eduardo Molinari and South Africa Henny de Plessisunleashed his 64 (-8) card, the week on this terrible Catalan track.

Tendonitis of JB Gonnet’s Right Elbow

On the French side, it’s clearly a week to forget. Adrian Sader75 (+3) today, ranks 33rd at -1 (287). Julian Brown73 (+1), is 43rd in the overall average (288) while Raphael Jacqueline It crosses the top 50 (55th place at +2 after the last 75). for Jean Baptiste Junette, didn’t go further than the second hole, he was disabled by tendinitis in his right elbow. Currently the first reserve next week in British MastersIt’s hard to see what the Azure will be like at first Belfry !


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