Keeping Score

Sam Horsfield goes 2 for 3 on European Tour

Englishman posts bogey-free 4-under 67 in final round to add Celtic Classic title to his Hero Open victory 2 weeks earlier

2: Number of European Tour titles that England’s Sam Horsfield won in a 14-day span as he claimed a two-stroke victory Sunday at the Celtic Classic in Newport, Wales. Horsfield closed with a bogey-free 4-under 67 at Celtic Manor Resort’s Twenty Ten Course to post an 18-under 266 total. Two weeks earlier, he won the Hero Open for his first victory on tour. Between victories, he missed the cut at the English Championship. “I never really felt nervous or felt uncomfortable, maybe because I was in this situation two weeks ago,” Horsfield said in an interview on Horsfield, 24, of England, was raised in Florida and played college golf at the University of Florida before he returned to his homeland for his professional career. Belgium’s Thomas Detry, who was runner-up to Horsfield at the Hero Open, also finished second to the Englishman in Wales after a final-round 67 and 16-under 268 total. Belgium’s Thomas Pieters (67), England’s Andrew Johnston (68) and Scotland’s Connor Syme (71) tied for third at 15-under 269. American John Catlin (65) was among a group of four tied for sixth place at 14-under 270. It was the fourth stop on the tour’s six-event U.K. Swing of the revised 2020 schedule and preceded the upcoming ISPS Handa Wales Open on the same Twenty Ten Course that hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup, which the Europeans won, 14½-13½ (scores).

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