Matt Wallace wins the Made in Denmark trophy at Silkeborg Ry Golf Club in Denmark, in an all England four-way play-off against Lee Westwood, Jonathan Thomson, and Steve Brown.
Matt carded a final round -5 under 67, Jonathan and Steve -4 under and Lee -3 under, all to be tied at -19 under par for the Made in Denmark tournament. In the play-off Matt and Steve both made birdie at the first extra hole the par four 18th, eliminating Lee and Jonathan. Matt made birdie again second time round to win the trophy.
This was Matt’s third win of the season, and hoping for a Ryder Cup place;
“I’ve stepped up to the mark and I’ve shown him exactly what I’m about.”
“If he doesn’t pick me then that’s absolutely ﬁne but if he does, he knows he’s going to get exactly that in his team.”
“I set myself positions where I have to do things and, more often than not, I get it done. I’m very fortunate to have done it when I needed to in a few tournaments now.”
“When my back’s against the wall, I don’t shy away from pushing myself off there and trying to get the job done and I kept saying to myself at the end there, ‘you can make this, you have done everything to be able to make this putt’, and I did it.”
“To do it in the style I’ve done it in is pretty special and that kind of shows who I am, my determination and grit.”
Securing his automatic pick was Thorbjørn Olesen from Denmark, and he will play in his first Ryder Cup at Le National Golf Club in France;
“It’s been an incredible summer, a lot of pressure, but I’ve been playing well and it’s been a lot of fun.”
“I’ve watched the Ryder Cup since I was six or seven years old and it looks special.”
“Two years ago I got a bit of the experience watching it all from Thomas’ buggy and I think that will help me a little bit.”
“It’s going to be a great team and hopefully we can get the trophy back to Europe.”