Alfred Dunhill Links Championship R4

Danny Willett wins 8th European Tour title

Dunhill Links 2021 R4
September 30 – October 03
Old Course St. Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns, Scotland
$5,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Dunhill Links 2021 R4 - Danny Willett wins 8th European Tour title
Danny Willett on the Swilcan Bridge (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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Englishman Danny Willett gave himself an eighth European Tour win as a 34th birthday present at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday.


Willett is the first player since Ernie Else at the 2004 HSBC World Match Play Championship to win a European Tour title on his birthday.

“It’s magical. On British soil with everyone here, it’s been a great week.”

He produced four birdies and a single bogey over the first ten holes to close with a 68 for an 18-under, 270 total and a two-shot victory at St. Andrews.


His victory was all the sweeter as he had so far this year battled a bout of Covid-19, wisdom teeth problems, appendicitis and a hernia and hadn’t broken into the top-10 in eleven starts.

“It’s been a couple of years of average stuff again. I seem to do this a lot actually, go up and down.

“We’ve been working hard, people don’t see it behind the scenes. Obviously my wife does and other people do but it’s a good one.”


Fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton, who led after the first and second rounds, closed with a bogey-free 67 to finish second at 16-under alongside Joakim Lagergren of Sweden who signed for a 66.

England’s Richard Bland and Ireland’s Shane Lowry both closed with a 68 to tie for fourth place at 15-under.


Michael Hoey and Maeve Danaher won the team section this year finishing at 36-under with Danaher becoming the first woman to win the event.

Ryan Fox and Shane Warne also closed at 36-under but Hoey’s individual score of 8-under was the deciding factor.


Pos
Player Name
Score
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
WILLETT, Danny
-18
67
69
66
68
270
2
LAGERGREN, Joakim
-16
67
72
67
66
272
HATTON, Tyrrell
-16
64
70
71
67
272
4
BLAND, Richard
-15
69
72
64
68
273
LOWRY, Shane
-15
71
67
67
68
273
6
GAVINS, Daniel
-14
67
68
71
68
274
7
BURMESTER, Dean
-13
70
69
71
65
275
FLEETWOOD, Tommy
-13
66
71
71
67
275
9
BROBERG, Kristoffer
-12
71
71
69
65
276
SCHMID, Matti
-12
71
68
70
67
276
9
MURPHY, John
-12
69
69
67
71
276
12
PAVON, Matthieu
-11
68
70
70
69
277
NOREN, Alex
-11
70
68
70
69
277
14
LI, Haotong
-10
64
72
74
68
278
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
-10
70
68
71
69
278
WINTHER, Jeff
-10
66
71
69
72
278
17
MIGLIOZZI, Guido
-9
68
72
71
68
279
HILL, Calum*
-9
73
69
70
67
279
CAMPILLO, Jorge*
-9
70
73
69
67
279
CHANG, Yikeun*
-9
67
73
72
67
279
PEPPERELL, Eddie
-9
68
71
71
69
279
RAMSAY, Richie
-9
67
72
70
70
279
FERGUSON, Ewen
-9
65
73
69
72
279
24
HOEY, Michael
-8
65
75
71
69
280
AIKEN, Thomas*
-8
69
72
71
68
280
24
ARNAUS, Adri
-8
64
76
67
73
280
27
GRACE, Branden
-7
70
74
67
70
281
DONALD, Luke*
-7
72
72
68
69
281
QUIROS, Alvaro
-7
68
74
69
70
281
COLSAERTS, Nicolas
-7
64
75
71
71
281
DAFFUE, MJ*
-7
70
74
69
68
281
OTAEGUI, Adrian
-7
67
73
70
71
281
FORREST, Grant*
-7
73
73
67
68
281
LAWSON, Deyen
-7
70
68
70
73
281
MERRITT, Troy*
-7
67
73
74
67
281
36
HORSCHEL, Billy
-6
69
73
68
72
282
SURI, Julian*
-6
69
73
71
69
282
NIENABER, Wilco
-6
71
70
68
73
282
39
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-5
68
74
69
72
283
PIETERS, Thomas*
-5
72
70
71
70
283
SHINKWIN, Callum
-5
72
72
66
73
283
ENOCH, Rhys*
-5
72
69
72
70
283
GALLACHER, Stephen*
-5
71
68
75
69
283
HORSEY, David*
-5
73
69
72
69
283
45
SIEM, Marcel*
-4
71
71
71
71
284
BJÖRK, Alexander*
-4
74
69
70
71
284
JONES, Ben*
-4
70
72
71
71
284
KAYMER, Martin*
-4
69
72
73
70
284
LEWIS, Tom*
-4
68
75
70
71
284
HEBERT, Benjamin*
-4
74
72
68
70
284
51
BJERREGAARD, Lucas*
-3
70
70
72
73
285
ARMITAGE, Marcus*
-3
69
75
70
71
285
RANKIN, Brett*
-3
71
72
71
71
285
54
HARDING, Justin*
-2
69
75
70
72
286
CATLIN, John*
-2
68
72
74
72
286
FOX, Ryan*
-2
75
71
68
72
286
SULLIVAN, Andy*
-2
73
72
69
72
286
58
LEE, Min Woo*
-1
71
73
70
73
287
59
DRYSDALE, David*
Par
71
72
70
75
288
60
FISHER, Oliver*
+1
68
70
76
75
289
61
LONG, Joe*
-1
74
69
72
215
WILSON, Oliver*
-1
69
74
72
215
LOMBARD, Zander
-1
70
76
69
215
CANTER, Laurie*
-1
67
73
75
215
MCEVOY, Richard*
-1
72
72
71
215
FISHER, Ross
-1
74
71
70
215
LORENZO-VERA, Mike*
-1
71
75
69
215
LANGASQUE, Romain
-1
65
76
74
215
BROWN, Steven*
-1
69
76
70
215
JORDAN, Matthew*
-1
72
75
68
215
COETZEE, George*
-1
71
74
70
215
72
SENIOR, Jack*
Par
68
75
73
216
STONE, Brandon*
Par
69
74
73
216
SHARMA, Shubhankar
Par
70
78
68
216
GUERRIER, Julien*
Par
70
74
72
216
GAGLI, Lorenzo*
Par
70
73
73
216
LEVY, Alexander*
Par
67
76
73
216
MEISSNER, Mac
Par
72
71
73
216
SYME, Connor
Par
71
75
70
216
MACINTYRE, Robert
Par
69
77
70
216
PEREZ, Victor
Par
71
73
72
216
MACPHERSON, Bryden*
Par
73
71
72
216
DUNNE, Paul
Par
67
75
74
216
SAMOOJA, Kalle
Par
75
69
72
216
OLESEN, Thorbjørn*
Par
72
74
70
216
86
HORSFIELD, Sam*
+1
69
75
73
217
KJELDSEN, Søren*
+1
71
74
72
217
JACQUELIN, Raphaël
+1
71
74
72
217
STALTER, Joël*
+1
70
73
74
217
PARATORE, Renato
+1
70
68
79
217
VEERMAN, Johannes
+1
69
76
72
217
SMITH, Jordan*
+1
70
73
74
217
SOUTHGATE, Matthew*
+1
70
73
74
217
94
SCHIETEKAT, Neil*
+2
73
76
69
218
KAWAMURA, Masahiro*
+2
70
75
73
218
WALTERS, Justin*
+2
71
72
75
218
ANTCLIFF, Maverick
+2
68
78
72
218
JANEWATTANANOND, Jazz
+2
66
83
69
218
CAÑIZARES, Alejandro
+2
71
75
72
218
ROZNER, Antoine*
+2
72
72
74
218
94
CABRERA BELLO, Rafa
+2
68
73
77
218
102
PAISLEY, Chris*
+3
70
73
76
219
BESSELING, Wil*
+3
68
78
73
219
VÄLIMÄKI, Sami
+3
71
73
75
219
KRUYSWIJK, Jacques*
+3
73
73
73
219
McGOWAN, Ross
+3
71
71
77
219
MERONK, Adrian
+3
74
74
71
219
WARREN, Marc
+3
73
71
75
219
BERTASIO, Nino
+3
67
74
78
219
HARRINGTON, Padraig
+3
75
75
69
219
ELVIRA, Nacho
+3
73
72
74
219
112
DETRY, Thomas
+4
72
74
74
220
KIEFFER, Maximilian*
+4
72
75
73
220
PORTEOUS, Haydn*
+4
69
77
74
220
WOOD, Chris*
+4
74
73
73
220
DE JAGER, Louis
+4
70
76
74
220
LEE, Taehee*
+4
73
75
72
220
HANSEN, Joachim B.
+4
72
72
76
220
LAMB, Matty
+4
71
73
76
220
LAW, David
+4
68
76
76
220
MOLINARI, Edoardo*
+4
72
75
73
220
PULKKANEN, Tapio*
+4
75
75
70
220
123
HANSON, Peter
+5
78
69
74
221
GEARY, Josh*
+5
70
78
73
221
SCHMIDT, Ben*
+5
72
73
76
221
SMYTH, Travis
+5
72
75
74
221
TARRIO, Santiago
+5
73
74
74
221
AHLERS, Jaco*
+5
72
76
73
221
ROUSSEL, Robin*
+5
77
71
73
221
LUITEN, Joost*
+5
68
82
71
221
HEND, Scott*
+5
69
72
80
221
132
ROCK, Robert*
+6
71
79
72
222
WARING, Paul
+6
71
77
74
222
JAMIESON, Scott*
+6
77
69
76
222
LAWRENCE, Thriston*
+6
72
76
74
222
FLANAGAN, Angus*
+6
70
77
75
222
FICHARDT, Darren*
+6
71
75
76
222
SCRIVENER, Jason
+6
74
73
75
222
139
HENSON, Berry
+7
67
77
79
223
IEREMIA, Denzel*
+7
76
75
72
223
VAN TONDER, Daniel*
+7
70
76
77
223
142
STORM, Graeme
+8
73
74
77
224
SANDHU, Ajeetesh
+8
71
77
76
224
DUBUISSON, Victor*
+8
72
74
78
224
LARRAZÁBAL, Pablo*
+8
69
77
78
224
BALLESTEROS, Javier*
+8
74
74
76
224
147
KINHULT, Marcus
+9
75
75
75
225
MORRISON, James
+9
71
75
79
225
SHARVIN, Cormac
+9
75
72
78
225
150
DYER, Jack*
+10
74
77
75
226
151
LAPORTA, Francesco
+11
77
72
78
227
152
CALDWELL, Jonathan
+12
72
81
75
228
SANTOS, Ricardo
+12
72
78
78
228
CHESTERS, Ashley
+12
72
78
78
228
155
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios
+13
70
78
81
229
NORRMAN, Vincent
+13
77
76
76
229
157
GREEN, Gavin*
+14
69
77
84
230
158
ROHWER, Martin
+15
75
80
76
231
YONGCHAROENCHAI, Suradit
+15
77
78
76
231
160
CHRYSTIE, Russell
+17
78
76
79
233
THIMBA JNR, Toto*
+17
78
77
78
233
162
HOWELL, David*
+18
76
79
79
234
163
CONRADIE, Ruan*
+19
79
78
78
235
164
PAVAN, Andrea
+21
74
84
79
237
BJØRN, Thomas*
+21
76
87
74
237
166
DA SILVA, Adilson
+22
78
80
80
238
W/D
DONALDSON, Jamie
+5
71
78
149
W/D
CROCKER, Sean*
Par
72
72
* Player started on the back nine