Cazoo Open R4

Nacho Elvira wins maiden title in playoff

Cazoo Open 2021 R4
July 22-25
The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales
€1,250,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Cazoo Open 2021 R4 - Nacho Elvira wins maiden title in playoff
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Nacho Elvira started the day with a six shot lead that quickly shrank. He made the turn in 36 after playing three birdies and three bogeys followed by two birdies and two bogeys to close with a 72.


Cazoo Open 2021 R4

Justin Harding was T2 six shots behind after the third round and shot a 65 to reach 16-under and join Elvira in a playoff. Harding bogeyed the first extra hole while Elvira parred for victory in the Cazoo Open supported by Gareth Bale.

“It means the world. That’s what we practise for and what we strive for. We try to win, to be at the best level on the European Tour and play with the best. It means the world to me.”


Cazoo Open 2021 R4

Having previously come second three times on the European Tour, twice in a playoff, he hadn’t finished in the top-10 in over two years and had missed the cut nine times in his last eleven starts. This maiden title on the European Tour comes in his 195th attempt. He becomes the third wire-to-wire winner this season and the second Spanish winner following Miguel Ángel Jiménez in 2005.

“It was tougher than I thought, it ‘s golf and you have to play 72 holes. I was playing with Callum, he was playing great – he was hitting at every pin and trying to catch some ground. I had a little bit of a shaky start and woke up on number six, then started playing some solid golf. I missed a couple of shots. I was trying to be not too aggressive. I think the putter wasn’t as sharp today as it was the last two days, you could see that on 18, obviously. After six I was pretty relaxed until 18, the last three putts were tough. I don’ t think I ‘ve ever been nervous , and I’m not ashamed to admit I was quite nervous.”


Cazoo Open 2021 R4

“I was more relaxed in the playoff than I was in regulation. I hit a good drive, just a little bit left, and I didn’ t catch a good lie – on the rough. I had good distance to go for it, but the lie wasn ‘t good enough. I saw Justin laid up, so decided to get a good yardage and try to hit a great shot – that ‘s what I did. After that I hit a great putt, just a little bit short.”

Mikko Korhonen signed for a 66 to finish third at 15-under, Callum Shinkwin (67) fourth at 14-under, Masahiro Kawamura (67) fifth at 12-under and Chase Hanna (70) tied with Sam Horsfield (69) for sixth at 11-under.

Cazoo Open 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-16
64
67
66
71
268
2
Justin Harding
-16
68
69
66
65
268
3
Mikko Korhonen
-15
66
70
67
66
269
4
Callum Shinkwin
-14
68
72
63
67
270
5
Masahiro Kawamura
-12
71
63
71
67
272
T6
Chase Hanna
-11
67
69
67
70
273
T6
Sam Horsfield
-11
67
72
65
69
273
T8
Bryce Easton
-9
68
75
64
68
275
T8
Matt Wallace
-9
67
68
70
70
275
T10
Sihwan Kim
-8
69
70
69
68
276
T10
Jacques Kruyswijk
-8
68
68
70
70
276
T10
Vincent Norrman
-8
64
69
77
66
276
T10
Wade Ormsby
-8
67
72
70
67
276
T14
Oliver Farr
-7
73
69
65
70
277
T14
Nicolai Højgaard
-7
71
70
66
70
277
T14
Hugo León
-7
72
69
68
68
277
T14
Ricardo Santos
-7
71
72
65
69
277
T18
Wil Besseling
-6
70
71
66
71
278
T18
Ashley Chesters
-6
73
69
69
67
278
T18
Nicolas Colsaerts
-6
67
73
67
71
278
T18
Oliver Fisher
-6
73
69
68
68
278
T18
Søren Kjeldsen
-6
69
71
68
70
278
T18
David Law
-6
70
73
69
66
278
T18
Connor Syme
-6
72
70
68
68
278
T25
Alejandro Cañizares
-5
71
69
67
72
279
T25
Tapio Pulkkanen
-5
69
73
71
66
279
T25
Richie Ramsay
-5
70
73
69
67
279
T28
David Dixon
-4
74
70
70
66
280
T28
Bradley Dredge
-4
72
71
70
67
280
T28
Romain Wattel
-4
71
68
73
68
280
T28
Jordan Wrisdale
-4
67
73
67
73
280
T32
John Catlin
-3
68
73
68
72
281
T32
David Drysdale
-3
68
71
69
73
281
T32
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
-3
67
75
66
73
281
T32
Deyen Lawson
-3
72
70
70
69
281
T32
Richard Mansell
-3
68
73
70
70
281
T32
Richard McEvoy
-3
74
68
66
73
281
T32
Shubhankar Sharma
-3
70
71
77
63
281
T32
Chris Wood
-3
71
72
73
65
281
T40
Maverick Antcliff
-2
69
74
70
69
282
T40
Laurie Canter
-2
76
68
67
71
282
T40
Julien Guerrier
-2
72
71
70
69
282
T40
Niall Kearney
-2
71
72
67
72
282
T40
James Morrison
-2
66
76
66
74
282
T40
Benjamin Poke
-2
72
69
71
70
282
T40
Clement Sordet
-2
73
71
68
70
282
T47
Steven Brown
-1
69
74
69
71
283
T47
Bryden Macpherson
-1
67
76
70
70
283
T47
Matthias Schmid
-1
73
70
70
70
283
T47
Jordan Smith
-1
69
72
72
70
283
T47
Marc Warren
-1
73
70
69
71
283
T52
Kristoffer Broberg
E
71
70
72
71
284
T52
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
E
73
70
72
69
284
T52
Alex Fitzpatrick (a)
E
70
74
68
72
284
T52
Brad Kennedy
E
70
69
73
72
284
T52
Alexander Levy
E
72
72
70
70
284
T57
Ben Evans
+1
70
72
73
70
285
T57
Pedro Figueiredo
+1
73
69
74
69
285
T57
David Howell
+1
72
72
73
68
285
T57
Lee Slattery
+1
70
71
71
73
285
T57
Toby Tree
+1
70
71
74
70
285
62
Calum Hill
+2
69
70
68
79
286
63
Aaron Rai
+3
68
73
74
72
287
T64
Archie Davies (a)
+5
69
75
70
75
289
T64
Scott Hend
+5
71
72
73
73
289
T64
Robert Rock
+5
67
77
73
72
289
67
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
+10
74
70
78
72
294
CUT
Dave Coupland
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Josh Geary
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Berry Henson
+3
71
74
145
CUT
David Horsey
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
+3
68
77
145
CUT
Niklas Lemke
+3
75
70
145
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Max Schmitt
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Elvis Smylie
+3
74
71
145
CUT
Julian Suri
+3
76
69
145
CUT
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
+4
73
73
146
CUT
Jack Davidson
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Matt Ford
+4
76
70
146
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Nicholas Poppleton
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Rhys Enoch
+5
77
70
147
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
+5
70
77
147
CUT
Ross McGowan
+5
71
76
147
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
+5
73
74
147
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
+5
75
72
147
CUT
Adrien Saddier
+5
71
76
147
CUT
Matthew Southgate
+5
74
73
147
CUT
Daniel Young (a)
+5
70
77
147
CUT
Aron Zemmer
+5
72
75
147
CUT
Matthew Jordan
+6
78
70
148
CUT
Chan Kim
+6
73
75
148
CUT
John Murphy (a)
+6
75
73
148
CUT
Paul Peterson
+6
72
76
148
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
+6
76
72
148
CUT
Jack Senior
+6
73
75
148
CUT
James Sugrue (a)
+6
73
75
148
CUT
Sean Towndrow
+6
78
70
148
CUT
Ross Fisher
+7
75
74
149
CUT
Tom Gandy
+7
73
76
149
CUT
Liam Johnston
+7
75
74
149
CUT
Janne Kaske
+7
76
73
149
CUT
Zander Lombard
+7
72
77
149
CUT
Carlos Pigem
+7
78
71
149
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
+7
72
77
149
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
+7
73
76
149
CUT
Cormac Sharvin
+7
75
74
149
CUT
Dale Whitnell
+7
72
77
149
CUT
Daniel van Tonder
+7
74
75
149
CUT
Nino Bertasio
+8
75
75
150
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
+8
74
76
150
CUT
Grégory Bourdy
+8
77
73
150
CUT
Paul Dunne
+8
73
77
150
CUT
Damien Perrier
+8
76
74
150
CUT
Graeme Storm
+8
73
77
150
CUT
Euan Walker (a)
+8
79
71
150
CUT
Eric Bae (a)
+9
78
73
151
CUT
Haydn Porteous
+9
73
78
151
CUT
Lars van Meijel
+9
74
77
151
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
+10
72
80
152
CUT
Tyler Koivisto
+10
68
84
152
CUT
Marcel Schneider
+10
78
74
152
CUT
Justin Walters
+11
74
79
153
CUT
Gregory Havret
+12
81
73
154
CUT
Andrea Pavan
+13
78
77
155
CUT
Oliver Wilson
+13
79
76
155
CUT
Joe Long (a)
+14
77
79
156
CUT
James Ashfield
+16
75
83
158
CUT
Haotong Li
+17
84
75
159
CUT
Tim Dykes
+18
83
77
160
CUT
Matt Roberts
+21
82
81
163