Bernd Wiesberger Defends Denmark Title

Bernd Wiesberger Defends Denmark Title

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Bernd Wiesberger produced a final round 64 to defend his Made in HimmerLand title.

Bernd Wiesberger Defends Denmark Title

Having won this event in 2019, Wiesberger started his round one shot clear of Sweden's Alexander Björk.

The Austrian, who was looking for his eighth European Tour title, started well, making birdie at his opening hole to double his advantage.

A bogey at the third was cancelled out by a birdie at the fifth, as the 35-year-old kept his slim lead.

Producing his third birdie of the day at the par-5 eighth, the Austrian sat at 15-under-par, three-shots clear of nine players at 12-under-par!

Bernd Wiesberger Wins Denmark

Wiesberger secured his eighth European Tour title. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

With Wiesberger leading, Italian, Guido Migliozzi (opens in new tab), was breaking out of the pack, with three consecutive birdies at the 14th, 15th and 16th putting him just one shot back of the Austrian, who was just starting his back nine.

A stunning tee shot on the par-3 10th hole followed for Wiesberger (opens in new tab) though, as he tapped-in for his fourth birdie of the day, and a two shot lead.

However, Migliozzi would carry on his birdie run, making it four in a row at the 17th, cutting the lead back to one.

A closing par for the 24-year-old meant he would set the clubhouse target at 16-under-par, and with Wiesberger still facing the majority of his back nine, victory wasn't out of the question.

Bernd Wiesberger Wins Denmark

Migliozzi produced his third runner-up finish of the season. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

But the Austrian would pull away yet again, holing an eight-foot birdie putt at the 11th to regain his two shot cushion.

Wiesberger (opens in new tab) then made it a trio of birdies on the back nine, hitting another quality iron shot at the 12th to extend his lead to three.

The 35-year-old continued to show his class, holing yet more birdie putts on the 14th and 15th to move him to 21-under-par for the tournament.

With three consecutive pars to finish his round, Wiesberger secured a dominant five-shot victory and his first win since October 2019.

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Speaking to Sky Sports after his round, the Austrian said: "It's unbelievable. I've come to this event because I really enjoy playing here, it's really good for my confidence, especially after a couple of tougher weeks."

With the win, Wiesberger moves just two spots away from the European Ryder Cup (opens in new tab) team: "There's a lot of golf to be played. This week really clicked for me, but I've got to keep playing good golf.

"I would like to put my name in the vicinity of one of those spots, but first things first I need to play in some more tournaments."

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°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x