James Morrison wins the Spanish Open at Real Club de Golf El Prat in Barcelona.
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James had a bogey free final round -3 under par 69 to win the Spanish Open with a -10 under par tournament total, and a four shot victory in the windy conditions.
James stuck to his game plan and pulled off an amazing victory here and is looking forward to a home event next week;
“It feels amazing, it’s been five years and I’ve had a lot of chances between then and now to win and haven’t done it but I drew on all my experience and got over the line.”
“The game plan was to stick to my process, I know it’s a cliché but it’s true.
“In years past when I haven’t done it it’s been too much looking at leaderboards and outside influences, and today even down to that last putt I wanted to hole that putt badly and stuck to my process all day long and executed which feels amazing.”
“You try and enjoy it now; I’ve been off the booze this week for the first time in ages, so I’m very thirsty!”
“Having a home event next week, I live 20 minutes away , so I’ll try and ride the crest of a wave and get back to it Monday.”
“My wife and my little boy mean everything to me. I couldn’t have done it without them and my dad and my mum.”
Defending champion Miguel Angel Jiménez shared second place with David Howell, Francesco Molinari, and halfway leader Edouard Espana, all at -6 under par for the competition.
Miguel holed his approach for eagle at the fifth and was a foot away from a second hole-in-one at the eighth, he Aced it on Friday;
“I always try to have fun on the golf course especially this week. The public is so nice with me and it’s nice to play well for them.”
“I am a senior, but I feel that the fifties have come too early for me.”
“I will play some events on the Champions Tour but I will keep playing on the main Tour. As you see, I’m still hitting the ball very well and I giving myself chances to win.”
Francesco, the two-time Ryder Cup player was in contention coming down the stretch, but unfortunately threw in a couple of bogey’s, which scuppered his chances;
“I fought all day and I did my best, I am happy with how I performed this week. I made plenty of birdies, I played nice and aggressive, but I just finished short.”
“James has done great. He made no bogeys which is pretty amazing in these conditions. It’s not easy to be leading when it’s playing so tough and tricky with the breeze, so well done to him; it’s a really good accomplishment.”