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Marc Warren shoulders big load in winning European Tour’s restart

With his caddie out because of a delayed coronavirus test, 39-year-old Scot carries own bag to victory at Austrian Open, ending 6-year winless streak

6: Number of years since Marc Warren had won on the European Tour as the Scot, carrying his own bag because of coronavirus-related complications with his regular caddie, claimed a one-stroke victory Sunday at the Austrian Open. After shrugging off four bogeys in the final round, Warren, 39, birdied two of his final four holes and shot 2-under 70 for a 13-under 275 total at Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, Austria. It was the fourth victory on the European Tour for Warren, who toted his bag all week when his caddie, Ken Herring, was delayed in receiving results of a mandatory coronavirus test and no caddies were available because of limited personnel onsite. “It’s been different [playing without a caddie], the first time since 2005 – so 15 years,” Warren said. “Hopefully, this is the one and only time.” Germany’s Marcel Schneider (69) finished second at 12-under 276. The tournament, a joint ranking event on the European and Challenge tours, represented the season restart in Europe after a four-month suspension because of the global coronavirus pandemic (scores).

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