Nov 26th, 2017
Come in number 264 your time is up
Wade Ormsby finally wins on European Tour
Words: Tim Southwell Styling: GolfPunk
They say that if you don't succeed at first, try, try harder. What they probably don't say is 'if you don't succeed after 263 attempts, you might as well give up!
Wade Ormsby won the Hong Kong Open to claim his first European Tour title at the 264th attempt, with 2017 Race To Dubai king Tommy Fleetwood two shots back.
Australian Ormsby, 34 (going on 265...), began a shot behind overnight leader SSP Chawrasia, but the Indian triple-bogeyed the ninth hole during a two-over-par 72.
Fleetwood made 16 pars and one birdie but was unable to close the gap at the top, while compatriot Justin Rose finished four shots off Ormsby's 11-under total after a final round of 68.
Rafa Cabrera-Bello threatened to ruin Ormsby's day when he birdied the 17th to go level with the Australian, but he put his second shot into a greenside bunker which resulted in a bogey that gave Ormsby his maiden European Tour win.
"It means a lot to me," Ormsby told the European Tour website.
"I've played a lot of golf in Europe - everywhere - with a few bumps along the way, but it's pretty cool to get a win this late in your career."
Good work fella! Now get the drinks in...