Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters R4

Cool Catlin conquers Kaymer for maiden win in Spain

September 03-06
Real Club Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain
€1,250,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Andalucia Masters 2020 R4 - Cool Catlin conquers Kaymer for maiden win in Spain
John Catlin. (Credit: European Tour)


John Catlin claimed his maiden European Tour title at the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters after overcoming two-time Major Champion Martin Kaymer in a thrilling battle for a one-stroke victory at the famous Real Club Valderrama.


“I think it’s still setting in, the nerves were going nuts the whole of the final round. It’s a very difficult golf course, the greens are firm and fast and the wind was no easier than it has been the previous three days.

“I don’t think it’s quite sunk in but that was my goal at the start of 2019, to win on the European Tour so to have actually accomplished that is pretty hard to put into words right now.



The American showed nerves of steel as he fended off the challenge of his playing partner, the former World Number One from Germany, down the stretch and a four over 75 was enough for a two over winning total.

Catlin had started the day two shots clear at the top but bogeys at the fifth, tenth, 12th and 14th meant Kaymer – who birdied at the second, fourth and 12th – pulled level to set up a dramatic finale at the Sotogrande venue.


“It’s very difficult, the hardest part was hitting the fairways. The wind is cross-breeze on most of them, down right to left or down from left to right, into left to right so if you get any kind of wrong spin going you can end up in the rough and the greens are just getting firmer and firmer.

“So fairways are a must, and I managed to make the fairway on 18 and that might have been the difference.”



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Kaymer missed a golden opportunity to take the lead at the 17th, missing a six foot birdie putt, and Catlin kept his composure with a delightful lag putt at the final hole to two feet. Kaymer had to hole his chip from the edge of the green to keep his chances alive and he almost did just that, but his bogey meant Catlin’s tap-in par sealed a victory which moved him to 35th in the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
John Catlin
2
69
70
72
75
286
2
Martin Kaymer
3
72
72
69
74
287
T3
Wil Besseling
4
75
72
69
72
288
T3
Justin Harding
4
71
75
71
71
288
T3
Antoine Rozner
4
76
69
73
70
288
T6
Guido Migliozzi
5
69
74
74
72
289
T6
Wilco Nienaber
5
72
70
76
71
289
T8
Masahiro Kawamura
7
73
73
74
71
291
T8
Connor Syme
7
69
72
76
74
291
T10
Steven Brown
8
73
74
74
71
292
T10
Jamie Donaldson
8
72
69
73
78
292
T10
Lorenzo Gagli
8
74
69
71
78
292
T10
David Horsey
8
74
73
72
73
292
T10
Johannes Veerman
8
73
73
72
74
292
T10
Sami Välimäki
8
77
69
69
77
292
T10
Lee Westwood
8
76
73
76
67
292
T17
Jorge Campillo
9
69
78
72
74
293
T17
Joachim B. Hansen
9
74
74
74
71
293
T17
Maximilian Kieffer
9
73
74
76
70
293
T17
Romain Langasque
9
77
73
69
74
293
T17
Adrian Otaegui
9
77
71
68
77
293
T17
Alvaro Quiros
9
72
73
74
74
293
T17
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
9
76
73
75
69
293
T24
Dave Coupland
10
72
76
71
75
294
T24
Ewen Ferguson
10
73
76
73
72
294
T24
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
10
75
75
72
72
294
T24
Joakim Lagergren
10
77
72
70
75
294
T24
Pablo Larrazabal
10
71
70
78
75
294
T24
Robert MacIntyre
10
80
69
75
70
294
T24
Matthew Southgate
10
76
73
70
75
294
T31
Thomas Detry
11
73
72
74
76
295
T31
Craig Howie
11
75
75
71
74
295
T31
Rasmus Højgaard
11
71
79
75
70
295
T31
Wade Ormsby
11
74
76
75
70
295
T31
Victor Perez
11
76
74
76
69
295
T31
Damien Perrier
11
76
70
78
71
295
T31
Marcel Schneider
11
76
74
73
72
295
T31
Bernd Wiesberger
11
75
71
73
76
295
T31
Jeff Winther
11
77
68
76
74
295
T31
Ashun Wu
11
77
71
72
75
295
T41
Alejandro Cañizares
12
73
70
79
74
296
T41
Julien Guerrier
12
74
74
75
73
296
T41
Gregory Havret
12
75
73
74
74
296
T41
Søren Kjeldsen
12
71
72
74
79
296
T41
Alexander Levy
12
75
75
75
71
296
T41
Pedro Oriol
12
75
72
71
78
296
T41
Carlos Pigem
12
75
73
74
74
296
T48
Pep Angles
13
70
77
76
74
297
T48
Thorbjørn Olesen
13
72
77
76
72
297
T48
Toby Tree
13
72
77
75
73
297
T48
Romain Wattel
13
74
74
71
78
297
T52
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
14
75
71
79
73
298
T52
Matthew Jordan
14
81
69
75
73
298
T52
Joost Luiten
14
79
69
75
75
298
T52
Ross McGowan
14
72
72
75
79
298
T52
Paul Waring
14
73
77
77
71
298
T57
Alexander Björk
15
74
73
75
77
299
T57
Thomas Bjørn
15
72
76
74
77
299
T57
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia
15
75
74
74
76
299
T57
Jake McLeod
15
71
73
78
77
299
T57
Ben Stow
15
74
73
71
81
299
T62
Richard Bland
16
78
72
70
80
300
T62
Jonathan Caldwell
16
73
75
75
77
300
T62
Bryce Easton
16
76
73
76
75
300
T62
Robin Roussel
16
75
71
76
78
300
T66
Grant Forrest
17
78
72
76
75
301
T66
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
17
76
71
75
79
301
T68
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
18
77
70
75
80
302
T68
Francesco Laporta
18
76
73
77
76
302
T68
Ricardo Santos
18
78
70
73
81
302
T71
Ben Evans
19
75
73
78
77
303
T71
Adrien Saddier
19
73
77
76
77
303
T71
Max Schmitt
19
71
75
76
81
303
T74
Raphael Jacquelin
20
75
73
77
79
304
T74
Rikard Karlberg
20
76
74
78
76
304
76
Edoardo Molinari
21
76
73
76
80
305
77
Jbe Kruger
22
74
74
76
82
306
CUT
Eduardo De la Riva
9
75
76
151
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
9
74
77
151
CUT
Ricardo Gouveia
9
74
77
151
CUT
Oscar Lengden
9
75
76
151
CUT
Renato Paratore
9
77
74
151
CUT
Jason Scrivener
9
79
72
151
CUT
Cormac Sharvin
9
75
76
151
CUT
Sebastian Soderberg
9
73
78
151
CUT
Andy Sullivan
9
73
78
151
CUT
Darius van Driel
9
76
75
151
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
10
74
78
152
CUT
Sihwan Kim
10
76
76
152
CUT
Kalle Samooja
10
73
79
152
CUT
Joel Sjoholm
10
76
76
152
CUT
Joël Stalter
10
76
76
152
CUT
Maverick Antcliff
11
80
73
153
CUT
José María Olazábal
11
74
79
153
CUT
Andrea Pavan
11
73
80
153
CUT
Brandon Stone
11
74
79
153
CUT
Rhys Enoch
12
79
75
154
CUT
Calum Hill
12
77
77
154
CUT
Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart
12
77
77
154
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
12
74
80
154
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
12
75
79
154
CUT
Scott Vincent
12
75
79
154
CUT
Justin Walters
12
77
77
154
CUT
Nino Bertasio
14
79
77
156
CUT
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
14
80
76
156
CUT
Marcus Kinhult
14
80
76
156
CUT
Garrick Porteous
14
79
77
156
CUT
Lorenzo Scalise
14
78
78
156
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
15
79
78
157
CUT
Zach Murray
15
77
80
157
CUT
Eduard Rousaud
15
83
74
157
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
15
81
76
157
CUT
Marcus Armitage
16
79
79
158
CUT
Alejandro Del Rey (a)
16
80
78
158
CUT
Tom Gandy
16
78
80
158
CUT
Peter Hanson
16
81
77
158
CUT
Kristoffer Broberg
17
81
78
159
CUT
Samuel Del Val
17
79
80
159
CUT
Adrian Meronk
18
78
82
160
CUT
Borja Virto
18
76
84
160
CUT
Anton Karlsson
19
85
76
161
CUT
Andres Romero
19
82
79
161
CUT
Lars van Meijel
19
85
76
161
CUT
David Howell
20
78
84
162
CUT
Niklas Lemke
20
85
77
162
CUT
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez
21
86
77
163
CUT
Michael Campbell
25
82
85
167
WD
Haotong Li
5
16
16
WD
Jordan Smith
11
66
66
WD
Kristoffer Reitan
7
46
46
WD
Sean Crocker
7
42
42
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