Nick Bachem Claims Maiden DP World Tour Title In Dominant Fashion

In just his 12th DP World Tour start, Bachem fired a blemish- free final round to win the Jonsson Workwear Open

Bachem removes his hat as he celebrates his victory
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There is currently plenty of golfing action going on in the world, with one of the best stories of the weekend coming from South Africa at the Jonsson Workwear Open where 23-year-old, Nick Bachem, claimed his first DP World Tour title in just his 12th DP World Tour start.

Having earned his DP World Tour card last year, the German is already making a name for himself on the circuit, particularly for his vicious clubhead speed, which was apparent when he drove a 400+ yard hole at the Kenya Open earlier this month. However, it was his overall game that impressed in South Africa, as he carded a final round 64 for a superb breakthrough win.

Bacham celebrates with a bottle of beer as he walks off the 18th green

Bacham celebrates with a hard-earned beer after his final round 64

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Beginning the final round, it was Bachem who led the field, with rounds of 65, 66 and 69 putting him one shot clear of Sami Valimaki and Romain Langasque. Out of the blocks, the German's day couldn't have started much better, as four birdies in his opening six holes vaulted him clear of the congested field.

However, the scoring in South Africa was extremely low on the final day and, with just nine holes remaining, Bachem found his lead evaporating as his fellow countryman, Alexander Knappe, pulled alongside him at 20-under for the tournament.

Bachem, though, didn't look phased and, after back-to-back birdies at the 10th and 11th to begin his back nine, he carded yet more magic at the par 3 14th, as a birdie there gave him a three shot advantage with just a handful of holes left to play.

Extending his lead further with a birdie on the 17th, no-one had a reply to the 23-year-old and, after safely finding the green at the 72nd hole, he duly two-putted from around 35-feet to pick up a first title of his young career.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

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