Denmark, represented by Thorbjørn Olesen and Soren Kjeldsen, closed out victory at the World Cup of Golf in sensational style, shooting 6-under-par 35-31=66 to total 20-under 268 at Kingston Heath Golf Club and finish four clear of France, China and the U.S.A.
A second round 60 had vaulted the Danes into the lead, a calm head kept them there through Saturday's foursomes and a becalmed front nine Sunday, before they confirmed victory with a blistering back nine. Veteran Kjeldsen had been to the fore on that front nine, with a superb approach to 4'0" for birdie at the par-three 6th and a classy up-and-down from sand for par at the 7th. But a bogey at No. 8 saw them turn in level par, just two ahead of a chasing, and charging, pack. Whereupon Olesen caught fire. At 10, 11 and 13 he sucked approaches inside 6-feet. At the first of those Kjeldsen beat him into the hole for the red number but otherwise he did the ticking as the pack got to within a shot. He made two more at 14 and 15 before closing out his nation's first-ever success in the event with a 25'0" par breaker on the final green. "Today on the back nine I felt like I would die for my partner," said Kjeldsen afterwards. "I've never experienced that before." Sun, Nov 27, 2016 03:59:00 AM