Feb 25th, 2018
Eddie Pepperell gets first European Tour win in Qatar
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Words: Tim Southwell Photography: Tim@golfpunkmedia.com
Eddie Pepperell held off the challenge of Oliver Fisher to win his first European Tour title at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. His celebration was proper old-school, hurling his cap into the air and throwing his ball into the crowd. He also handed his glove to a fan and, at one point, looked like he was going to take his shirt off and give that away too.
HIs post-win interview was brilliantly understated. When Sky Sports asked him if the Ryder Cup was now on his mind: "Naah, I just need to go home, pat the dog and have a glass of wine.."
The Englishman entered the final day at Doha Country Club level with his compatriot at the top of the leaderboard and while he opened up a three-shot lead at the turn, an impressive fightback by Fisher meant the pair were separated by a just single stroke as they went up the last.
It was advantage Fisher after two shots with Pepperell in the rough after both men laid-up but the 27-year-old hit an excellent third to set up a par which his playing partner could only match.
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