Dubai Duty Free Irish Open R4

Lucas Herbert completes wire-to-wire victory

Irish Open 2021 R4
July 01-04
Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
€3,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Lucas Herbert carded a 68 for a final 19-under 265 to complete his wire-to-wire victory at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.


Irish Open 2021 R4

“It’s an unbelievable feeling. It’s a bit fulfilling really, I feel like I was probably really at one of my low points in my life two years ago when I played at Lahinch in the Irish Open.

“I feel like I’ve done full swing and come back round and won the event. It’s pretty satisfying and I’m pretty satisfied stood here right now.


Irish Open 2021 R4

“The more big events that you play the better. You get more comfortable in those so I can take some more opportunities when I do get those chances.

“I won in Dubai last year and how much that benefitted me winning the event rather than a top five or a top three. A win is so much more than a second place so I was mentally trying to keep that at the forefront of my mind today – a win is a lot bigger than just a good finish and I was proud to finish the way I did.”


Irish Open 2021 R4

He started his final round with a one shot lead and extended it to three after sinking his ball from 15 feet at the second hole. He sent his tee shot at the 5th into the bushes for bogey then went right off the tee at the 7th before hitting a tree at the 8th. He managed to save par on both holes and reached the turn in 35.

He was joined at the top of the leaderboard by Francesco Laporta, who made a brilliant run of six birdies but found the water at the 18th and closed his round with a double bogey for a 69 to finish in joint fourth place at 14-under, missing out on a spot at The Open.


Irish Open 2021 R4

Herbert held his nerve and completed the back nine in 33 to beat Rikard Karlberg by three shots and Johannes Veerman by four.

Herbert is the second wire-to-wire winner this year following Bernd Wiesberger at the Made in Himmerland in May who held the solo lead after every round.

His second European Tour victory, following the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic, earns him a place at the Open Championship alongside Karlberg and Veerman.

Karlberg closed with a 67 to finish at 16-under. Veerman held a share of the lead after a 25-foot putt at the 14th but couldn’t keep up with Herbert and bogeyed the final hole for a 71 to finish third.


Irish Open 2021 R4

Shane Lowry finished T23 after playing a final round 66, his lowest of the week.

“I’m excited and looking forward to playing some links golf in Ireland here next week and looking forward to getting over to St George’s on Monday. 

“The week, it will be nice, obviously I’m there to defend. I’m there to play good golf and I’m there to finish as high up as I can and everything that goes with defending an Open is going to be there and it’s going to be new for me so I’ll have to learn quickly.

“I’ll be fine I think. I’m used to having that kind of label on my head and it’s fine. I’ll just go there and be myself and play my own game and hopefully it’s good enough to have a chance at the weekend.”


Irish Open 2021 R4

Rory McIlroy played 73-74 over the weekend, finishing T59 at 2-under.

“I’m happy that I added the Scottish Open in just to get a feel for some links golf,” he said. “I haven’t played a links course in nearly two years. So it will be nice to get back on a links and get familiar with it again.

“I certainly don’t feel as good about where I’m at compared to where I was after the U.S. Open. 

“But I’ve got another week to get ready and prepare, and I obviously want to play well next week as well and have a chance to win. There’s nothing better than preparing for a Major Championship by getting into contention the week before.

“But I need to work pretty hard on my game the next few days before heading into the Scottish Open.”

Irish Open 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Lucas Herbert
-19
64
67
70
64
265
2
Rikard Karlberg
-16
71
67
67
67
272
3
Johannes Veerman
-15
65
70
67
71
273
T4
Richard Bland
-14
69
66
72
67
274
T4
Grant Forrest
-14
66
67
73
68
274
T4
Francesco Laporta
-14
68
69
68
69
274
T4
Richie Ramsay
-14
67
69
70
68
274
T4
Dale Whitnell
-14
67
67
71
69
274
T9
Sean Crocker
-13
67
70
70
68
275
T9
Andrew Johnston
-13
67
70
69
69
275
T9
Jason Scrivener
-13
67
69
70
69
275
T12
Matthew Jordan
-12
69
69
73
65
276
T12
Adrian Otaegui
-12
69
66
73
68
276
T12
Thomas Pieters
-12
70
69
68
69
276
T12
Aaron Rai
-12
69
71
67
69
276
T12
Andy Sullivan
-12
67
66
73
70
276
T17
Wil Besseling
-10
69
69
71
69
278
T17
Tommy Fleetwood
-10
67
72
68
71
278
T17
David Howell
-10
71
67
73
67
278
T17
Min Woo Lee
-10
68
68
73
69
278
T17
James Morrison
-10
70
68
70
70
278
T17
Darius van Driel
-10
72
68
71
67
278
T23
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-9
67
68
74
70
279
T23
Oliver Farr
-9
72
66
76
65
279
T23
Justin Harding
-9
69
70
65
75
279
T23
Sihwan Kim
-9
72
68
72
67
279
T23
Shane Lowry
-9
70
69
74
66
279
T28
Maverick Antcliff
-8
69
72
68
71
280
T28
Aaron Cockerill
-8
68
70
73
69
280
T28
Takumi Kanaya
-8
71
68
71
70
280
T28
Marc Warren
-8
71
70
70
69
280
T28
Jeff Winther
-8
70
68
71
71
280
T33
Pablo Larrazabal
-7
69
72
71
69
281
T33
Zander Lombard
-7
69
71
69
72
281
T33
Chris Paisley
-7
68
71
70
72
281
T33
Antoine Rozner
-7
68
68
71
74
281
T33
Cormac Sharvin
-7
73
67
69
72
281
T33
Fabrizio Zanotti
-7
68
72
71
70
281
T39
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-6
68
72
70
72
282
T39
Maximilian Kieffer
-6
71
67
74
70
282
T41
Marcus Armitage
-5
68
68
76
71
283
T41
Steven Brown
-5
68
69
71
75
283
T41
John Catlin
-5
69
68
72
74
283
T41
Darren Fichardt
-5
73
68
70
72
283
T41
Rasmus Højgaard
-5
70
71
73
69
283
T41
Martin Kaymer
-5
67
70
73
73
283
T41
David Law
-5
73
66
72
72
283
T41
Jordan Smith
-5
69
69
73
72
283
T41
Connor Syme
-5
69
71
71
72
283
T41
Justin Walters
-5
69
71
72
71
283
T51
Alexander Björk
-4
72
66
76
70
284
T51
Nicolas Colsaerts
-4
67
73
73
71
284
T51
Julien Guerrier
-4
68
68
74
74
284
T51
Gregory Havret
-4
67
69
76
72
284
T51
Toby Tree
-4
72
69
71
72
284
T56
Adri Arnaus
-3
67
69
75
74
285
T56
Graeme McDowell
-3
74
67
70
74
285
T56
Shubhankar Sharma
-3
74
67
72
72
285
T59
Benjamin Hebert
-2
70
69
73
74
286
T59
Rory McIlroy
-2
72
67
73
74
286
T61
Dave Coupland
-1
73
68
72
74
287
T61
Vincent Norrman (a)
-1
68
72
74
73
287
T61
Garrick Porteous
-1
70
70
75
72
287
T61
Jack Senior
-1
72
68
71
76
287
65
Alexander Levy
E
68
73
75
72
288
66
Gaganjeet Bhullar
+1
71
68
70
80
289
67
Scott Jamieson
+3
68
73
77
73
291
68
Raphael Jacquelin
+5
70
70
83
70
293
69
Kurt Kitayama
12
69
72
82
77
300
CUT
Nino Bertasio
-2
74
68
142
CUT
Dean Burmester
-2
73
69
142
CUT
George Coetzee
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Thomas Detry
-2
67
75
142
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Mikko Korhonen
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Richard McEvoy
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Colm Moriarty
-2
68
74
142
CUT
Robert Rock
-2
68
74
142
CUT
Adrien Saddier
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Kalle Samooja
-2
68
74
142
CUT
Chris Wood
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Daniel van Tonder
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Jorge Campillo
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Alejandro Cañizares
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Ross Fisher
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Calum Hill
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Masahiro Kawamura
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Niall Kearney
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Marcus Kinhult
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Romain Langasque
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Ross McGowan
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Thorbjørn Olesen
-1
67
76
143
CUT
Wade Ormsby
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Oliver Wilson
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Laurie Canter
E
72
72
144
CUT
Oliver Fisher
E
75
69
144
CUT
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
E
67
77
144
CUT
Søren Kjeldsen
E
72
72
144
CUT
Niklas Lemke
E
70
74
144
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
E
70
74
144
CUT
Renato Paratore
E
71
73
144
CUT
Eddie Pepperell
E
74
70
144
CUT
Benjamin Poke
E
71
73
144
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
E
69
75
144
CUT
Robin Roussel
E
74
70
144
CUT
Julian Suri
E
72
72
144
CUT
Paul Waring
E
73
71
144
CUT
Jonathan Caldwell
+1
76
69
145
CUT
Ashley Chesters
+1
76
69
145
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
+1
69
76
145
CUT
Paul Dunne
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
+1
70
75
145
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Carlos Pigem
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Mark Power (a)
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Sebastian Soderberg
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
+2
73
73
146
CUT
David Horsey
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
+2
70
76
146
CUT
Joost Luiten
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Adrian Meronk
+2
73
73
146
CUT
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
+2
73
73
146
CUT
Joel Stalter
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Sami Valimaki
+2
75
71
146
CUT
David Drysdale
+3
71
76
147
CUT
Padraig Harrington
+3
76
71
147
CUT
Shaun Norris
+3
70
77
147
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
+3
72
75
147
CUT
Ricardo Santos
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Lars van Meijel
+3
76
71
147
CUT
Thomas Aiken
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
+4
74
74
148
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
+4
74
74
148
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
+4
77
71
148
CUT
Peter Hanson
+5
72
77
149
CUT
Rowan Lester
+5
73
76
149
CUT
Jake McLeod
+5
77
72
149
CUT
Haydn Porteous
+5
72
77
149
CUT
Brandon Stone
+5
78
71
149
CUT
Graeme Storm
+5
77
72
149
CUT
Wilco Nienaber
+6
78
72
150
CUT
Robin Dawson (a)
+8
82
70
152
CUT
Ryan Fox
+8
76
76
152
CUT
Gavin Kyle Green
+8
75
77
152
CUT
Haotong Li
+8
76
76
152
CUT
Scott Hend
+9
75
78
153
CUT
Simon Thornton
+9
77
76
153
CUT
Neil O’Briain
+11
78
77
155
CUT
Andrea Pavan
+12
78
78
156
CUT
Caolan Rafferty
+12
78
78
156
W/D
Sam Horsfield
+3
75
75
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