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European Tour Article
Volvo PGA Championship

Scot Scott Drummond wins Volvo PGA

The 2004 Volvo PGA Championship was the 50th staging of the flagship event and the 1000th event organised in the history of the European Tour. But one young Scot had even more to celebrate.
European Tour rookie, Scott Drummond, who turned 30 years old on Saturday, posted a superb 8 under par round of 64 on Sunday to claim victory on the West Course at Wentworth in Surrey, England. His 19 under par total of 269 gave him a two stroke winning margin over Argentinian Angel Cabrera who had a one shot lead at the start of play. They matched each other's scores on the front nine but the turning point came halfway down the stretch. Drummond holed a 35 foot birdie putt on 13 which he needed to stay in touch and then Cabrera bogeyed the 14th to drop back to give Drummond a share of the lead. Another huge putt on 17 gave Drummond a one shot lead.


Scott Drummond with the trophy.
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Angel Cabrera.
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On the 18th green Cabrera missed his 10 foot birdie putt leaving Drummond two shots for victory. Cabrera finished with a round of 67 for a 17 under par total of 271. One consolation in defeat was that his second place earned him enough world ranking points to move up from 78th to 43rd which qualifies him for a place at next month's U.S. Open. Having also finished runner-up at the British Masters at the beginning of May, Angel Cabrera is obviously enjoying his golf on British soil and could be one to watch out for at The Open later in the year.
Joakim Haeggman got himself into contention early in Sunday's round but dropped back after bogeys on 7 and 9. Four birdies on the back nine earned him outright third place with a round of 67 and a 16 under par total of 272. Following up on the previous week's tied third place in Germany which moved him up to #75 in the world, his ranking points gained here were just enough to gain the final World Ranking exemption for the U.S. Open at #50. He also moves into 8th place in the qualifying list for Ryder Cup selection.


Joakim Haeggman.
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Nick Faldo.
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Fourth place was shared by Englishman Nick Faldo (66), Denmark's Anders Hansen (64) and Darren Clarke (67) of Northern Ireland, one shot further back on 273.

Nick Faldo, four times winner of this event between 1978 and 1989, recorded his first top ten on the European Tour since finishing in a tie for eighth place at last year's British Open at Royal St. George's. 

 

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