Sam Horsfield Wins Again At Celtic Classic

The 23-year-old has won two European Tour titles in the space of three weeks

Sam Horsfield Wins Again At Celtic Classic
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The 23-year-old has won two European Tour titles in the space of three weeks

Sam Horsfield Wins Again At Celtic Classic

Having watched Sam Horsfield win the Hero Open and Celtic Classic over the last few weeks, it is a mystery how he hasn't been winning on tour for years.

The Englishman, who grew up in the US, won his second European Tour title in three starts at the Celtic Classic.

Horsfield triple-bogeyed the 17th hole on day two and immediately followed it up with an eagle at the 18th on Friday and then 36 bogey-free holes.

The 23-year-old began the final round one behind Scotland's Connor Syme but Syme bogeyed the 1st and Horsfield birdied the 3rd and 4th to quickly pull ahead before another birdie at the 7th.

Play was then stopped for two hours due to poor weather and Horsfield came back to play his last 11 holes in one under with 10 pars and one bogey.

He won by two at 18 under par, with Thomas Detry in second at 16 under.

Horsfield becomes the first player in history to win two European Tour titles in three stars with a missed cut in between.

He guarantees a spot in the US Open with his second victory of the UK Swing, with 10 spots being decided this week via the mini order of merit.

Watch: Horsfield's huge par save on 17 -

"It was pretty crazy. My goal this weekend was to have no bogeys and I was able to do that. I made a huge putt on 17 to keep that alive and I just played solid all week, really. To have a nice cushion coming into the last was nice," Horsfield said.

"I never really felt nervous or felt uncomfortable, maybe because I was in this situation a few weeks ago. On 15, we decided to lay-up and I could have gone for that green. It’s the perfect three-wood number but there is so much trouble around that green. The birdie on 14 was huge because it gave me that option [to lay-up]. If you’re one ahead, I think you go for that but making that putt on 14 and then giving myself a pretty easy decision on the tee. Then I just sort of brought it home."

Related: Sam Horsfield What's in the bag?

Celtic Classic Leaderboard

1 Sam Horsfield -18

2 Thomas Detry -16

3 Thomas Pieters -15

3 Andrew Johnston -15

3 Connor Syme -15

6 John Catlin -14

6 Sami Valimaki -14

6 David Horsey -14

6 Adrian Meronk -14

For all the latest golf news, check the Golf Monthly website and follow our social media channels @golfmonthlymagazine on Facebook and @golfmonthly on Twitter and Instagram

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV