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Newz Forum: GOLF: Drummond pulls off remarkable win

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posted on May, 30 2004 @ 02:37 PM
Scotland's Scott Drummond held his nerve to win the Volvo PGA Championship by two strokes from overnight leader Angel Cabrera at Wentworth. Drummond equalled the tournament record with his final score of 19-under and birdied the final hole to seal the win as Cabrera's putt finished just short.

From a world ranking of 435th and a position of 186th on the European Order of Merit the former England amateur international - he switched countries on turning professional eight years ago - played out of his skin on four days at Wentworth he will never forget.

An amazing closing round of 64 gave Drummond, 30 on Saturday, victory in the tour's 1,000th event by two strokes from Argentina's Angel Cabrera and earned him a cheque for nearly $714,000. His previous biggest cheque on the circuit was for under $14,110.

Sweden's Joakim Haeggman finished in third, while Nick Faldo, Darren Clarke and Anders Hansen were tied for fourth.

With the trophy and the cash comes a five-year tour exemption and a place in the Open at Royal Troon in July - it will be his first major. He is also in with a chance of a Ryder Cup debut in September now.

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