Jordan Smith ends five-year wait for win by storming to Portugal Masters glory

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The Englishman made an eagle and six birdies on Sunday to claim his first win since the Porsche European Open in 2017.
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October 30, 2022
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Jordan Smith stormed to a wire-to-wire victory at the Portugal Masters, firing a flawless final-round 63 to win by three shots and finish the tournament with a stunning 30-under-par total.

The Englishman made an eagle and six birdies on Sunday to claim his first win since the Porsche European Open in 2017 and move into the top 10 on the DP World Tour rankings.

"It’s just amazing. It’s been a long grind for those five seasons, just pushing it out and finally getting over the line today. Over the moon.

"I knew that today and every day I’d have to get off to fast starts and make sure I made lots of birdies.

"I knew there would be a lot of good scores out there and guys trying to catch me. Gavin was trying to get there and he was getting closer and closer but I managed to hold him off.

"It was a little bit (like match play). When we got down the last five or six holes, it got to that sort of stage. I knew he was four shots ahead of the guy in third so it was just between us two.

"It’s nice getting the first win but then it’s great knowing you can do it again. It’s more down to the pressure I put on myself to get the win and now I’ve got my second one we can push on for a couple more."

As well as holing some monster putts and producing a wonderful display of ball-striking, Smith pulled off one of the best par saves of the week at the 11th after getting into tree trouble.

His total is one shot better than the DP World Tour record set by Ernie Els at the 2023 Johnnie Walker Classic but will not enter the record books due to preferred lies this week.

Gavin Green, who finished in second on 27 under par courtesy of his closing 64, barely put a foot wrong but there was nothing he could do to stop Smith.

After his win, an emotional Smith said: “It’s just nice to finally get that second win.

“I’m just really happy with how I’ve done this year.”

Tapio Pulkkanen was five shots further behind Green in third, one ahead of fourth-placed Eddie Pepperell.

German duo Hurly Long and Sebastian Heisele were tied for fifth on 19 under, with Heisele heading into retirement on a high.

Everyone who started the week in the top 117 on the rankings managed to stay there, despite the best efforts of Renato Paratore, who missed out on keeping his card by one place despite his breath-taking 58-foot birdie on the last.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1R2R3R4Total
1SMITH, Jordan-3062676263254
2GREEN, Gavin-2764656464257
3PULKKANEN, Tapio-2266646864262
4PEPPERELL, Eddie-2167646765263
5LONG, Hurly-1965676667265
HEISELE, Sebastian-1967646569265
7LUITEN, Joost-1863696866266
8KORHONEN, Mikko-1766706764267
ROZNER, Antoine-1767666866267
SCHNEIDER, Marcel-1768676567267
8DRYSDALE, David-1766686568267
12Lacroix, Frederic-1667667164268
HILLIER, Daniel-1665686867268
STALTER, Joël-1665676868268
15FITZPATRICK, Alex-1571666765269
MOLINARI, Edoardo-1570686665269
SODERBERG, Sebastian-1567686668269
18PORTEOUS, Garrick-1470686864270
PARATORE, Renato-1468667066270
VAN DRIEL, Darius-1466687066270
MACINTYRE, Robert-1468696667270
KARLBERG, Rikard-1466657069270
FISHER, Ross-1466676770270
LORENZO-VERA, Mike-1467696470270
HEBERT, Benjamin-1466646971270
SCRIVENER, Jason-1466676671270
27CELLI, Filippo-1370676866271
STERNE, Richard-1368696866271
COCKERILL, Aaron-1368657068271
WINTHER, Jeff-1363707068271
LEE, Taehee-1367676968271
VÄLIMÄKI, Sami-1366696769271
APHIBARNRAT, Kiradech-1365706373271
34VAN TONDER, Daniel-1269696866272
NEMECZ, Lukas-1269676868272
BJERREGAARD, Lucas-1270676768272
JORDAN, Matthew-1267676969272
BRUN, Julien-1266696869272
LAW, David-1265706869272
ANTCLIFF, Maverick-1270666769272
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai-1265667170272
KINHULT, Marcus-1266676871272
43KOFSTAD, Espen-1171657364273
NIENABER, Wilco-1168667267273
SIEM, Marcel-1168706867273
WILSON, Andrew-1168657268273
LAGERGREN, Joakim-1164717068273
GARCIA-HEREDIA, Alfredo-1167687068273
WALLACE, Matt-1167676970273
WHITNELL, Dale-1169696570273
51SAMOOJA, Kalle-1070647268274
WILSON, Oliver-1069667069274
BESSELING, Wil-1068677069274
CHESTERS, Ashley-1067686970274
LEMKE, Niklas-1065706871274
ROUSSEL, Robin-1064687072274
57SOUTHGATE, Matthew-969667268275
HELLIGKILDE, Marcus-971656772275
59SULLIVAN, Andy-869697266276
SANTOS, Ricardo-869696969276
61HORSEY, David-773647169277
JANEWATTANANOND, Jazz-770686970277
63HOWELL, David-669697367278
GAVINS, Daniel-667717070278
PAUL, Yannik-666697073278
66McGOWAN, Ross-568707170279
WARREN, Marc-566717270279
68BROBERG, Kristoffer-467707172280
HEND, Scott-467677175280
70BESSA, Tomás-367716974281
71KAWAMURA, MasahiroPar69677078284
72WOOD, Chris266717376286
HAVRET, Grégory270686979286
74SENIOR, Jack-37168--139
ELVIRA, Nacho-36970--139
CATLIN, John-36970--139
ARMITAGE, Marcus-36772--139
CAMPILLO, Jorge-36871--139
JACQUELIN, Raphaël-37168--139
WARING, Paul-37168--139
HUIZING, Daan-36970--139
GAGLI, Lorenzo-37366--139
GOUVEIA, Tomas-37069--139
84FORREST, Grant-27070--140
MØLLER, Niklas Nørgaard-26971--140
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian-27169--140
GOUVEIA, Ricardo-26674--140
FARR, Oliver-27070--140
SURI, Julian-26971--140
PEREZ, Victor-26872--140
91HILL, Calum-17368--141
LEWIS, Tom-17368--141
OLESEN, Thorbjørn-16972--141
CALDWELL, Jonathan-16972--141
HØJGAARD, Nicolai-16972--141
FICHARDT, Darren-17170--141
97PORTEOUS, HaydnPAR7270--142
LENCART, PedroPAR7270--142
FISHER, OliverPAR7270--142
SINGH BRAR, JackPAR7072--142
HOWIE, CraigPAR7171--142
102BROWN, Steven17073--143
Laporta, Franceso17271--143
PIGEM, Carlos17172--143
105PAVON, Matthieu27173--144
PAISLEY, Chris27569--144
MCEVOY, Richard27272--144
108ZHANG, Huilin37471--145
109Hansen, Joachim B47175--146
SHARVIN, Cormac47373--146
STORM, Graeme47373--146
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro47175--146
113Pavan, Andrea57572--147
LOPES, Vitor57473--147
115BERTASIO, Nino87575--150
116BRUNNER, Noah (AM)97378--151
117CAMELO FERREIRA, Hugo (AM)107478--152
RETDLEON, Hugo4-----
W/DANGLES, Pep475----
RETDQUIROS, Alvaro7-----
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Portugal Masters 2022

Date: October 27th - 30th 2022

Location: Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal

Purse: $2,000,000

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