Richie Ramsay birdied three of the last five holes at the DP World Tour’s Cazoo Classic to take a dramatic single-shot victory on the final green.
When the pressure was on, the 39-year-old Scot holed a tricky eight-foot putt to secure his first title in seven years.
Richie had powered his way to the summit of the leaderboard with brilliant birdies on the 14th, 15th and 17th holes, setting himself up for a winning -14 total and rounds of 69, 69, 67 and 69.
Immediately after winning, and picking up a cheque for €297,500, Richie said: “It just feels unbelievable. The belief. I've had some bad times over the last couple of years but I kept believing my game was good.
“There's nothing better than holing a putt under the gun - when it matters, when the tournament is on the line. For me, winning is everything, it's what matters in the sport. I felt the nerves coming down the stretch but played great.”
What’ Richie hitting?
Richie’s bag included the precision-engineered Callaway Apex TCB Irons giving forged performance, shot-making, and control in a Tour-inspired players cavity back – the same model used by Callaway Staffer Jon Rahm to win the 2021 US Open.
He also used a pair of confidence-inspiring X Forged UT Utility irons and a trio of JAWS Mack Daddy 5 Wedges.
Richie relied on his Odyssey White Hot XG #7 Putter to secure the win. Odyssey was also the leading brand among all players at Hillside Golf Club in Southport, England, with 44.9% of the field trusting one of its models.
Richie’s victory continues a superb 2022 DP World Tour Season for #TeamCallaway who have already celebrated wins for Staffers Pablo Larrazábal (two victories), Shaun Norris, Adri Arnaus, Kalle Samooja and Xander Schauffele.
Neil Howie, President and Managing Director of Callaway EMEA, added: "Richie is a fantastic ambassador not only for the Callaway brand but also for the sport and we couldn't be happier for him. You could see just how much that win meant to Richie as he rolled in the final putt; a victory so richly deserved."
What’s in the Bag – Richie Ramsay
Driver: Callaway Epic Max LS 8.5° Fairway: Callaway MAVRIK Max 15° Hybrid: Callaway Apex Pro 21° Utilities: Callaway X Forged UT 21 24°, Callaway X Forged UT 21 24° (set at different specs) Irons: Callaway Apex TCB 21 6-PW Wedges: Callaway JAWS MD5 52°, 56°, 60° Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG #7