Padraig Harrington lost in a play-off for the 2nd time this year at an elderly significant; Alex Cejka declared a significant triumph on a day where none of the area had the ability to damage par; Vijay Singh finished the week in 3rd area
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Alex Cejka declared his 3rd elderly significant title at the Elderly Open Champion, defeating Padraig Harrington at the 2nd play-off opening
Alex Cejka beat Padraig Harrington at the 2nd play-off opening to win the Elderly Open Champion at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club.
Cejka combined 2 birdies with 5 bogeys and also a double-bogey in horrible problems at Royal Porthcawl to card a five-over 76, with Harrington publishing a final-round 75 to join him on 5 over after missing out on an eagle effort for straight-out triumph on the last opening.
The gamers went back to the par-five 18th for a play-off, where Harrington touched in for birdie – after nearly holing his eagle putt from off the rear of the eco-friendly – and also Cejka two-putted from 30 feet to prolong the competition.
Harrington after that missed out on the eco-friendly with his strategy on the 2nd play-off opening and also can just make the same level, as Cejka published a two-putt birdie to assert the win and also include in his elderly significant success in 2021 at the Regions Custom and also KitchenAid Elder PGA Champion.
“I still can’t believe it,” Cejka stated. “It’s been a really tough week. It’s been a really tough two days. I can’t believe I’m standing with the trophy here. Seeing all those great names on the trophy, coming in here with all the pictures and everything, all the guys who won it before me, now holding it myself, it’s surreal.”
Vijay Singh completed third in advance of Michael Jonzon after a final-round 77, while Philip Archer briefly led throughout his back 9 prior to going down 4 shots over the last 4 openings to shut an eight-over 79 and also go down to tied-fifth.
United States Elderly Open champ Bernhard Langer finished the week in tied-seventh on 10 over, with previous PGA champ Y.E Yang leaping 44 position on the leaderboard throughout the last day after amounting to the most affordable round with a level-par 71.
Some 26 of the 70 gamers including on the last day fell short to damage 80, with Paul Lawrie carding a 10-over 81 and also Colin Montgomerie having a hard time to an impressive 17-over 88.
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