European Tour

Made in Denmark 2018

August 30 - September 02

Silkeborg Ry Golf Club, Silkeborg, Denmark

€1,500,000

August 30 - September 02

Silkeborg Ry Golf Club, Silkeborg, Denmark

€1,500,000

Round 3

Vintage Westwood takes control in Denmark

September 01, 2018

Lee Westwood will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Made in Denmark after a dramatic third day at Silkeborg Ry Golf Club.

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The Englishman entered Saturday two shots off the lead but a sensational run of five birdies in a row after the turn handed him a three-shot lead as the Ryder Cup Vice Captain delighted the huge crowds at Thomas Bjørn’s home club.

“Thomas doesn't want an old man like me playing, he wants the young kids in! I've played ten and I know when my game is really on song ready for the Ryder Cup and I think there are more people deserving of a pick than me."

A double-bogey at the last after finding water off the tee then dropped him back to 16 under with a 67 and opened the door to the rest of the field.

“I played great all day. I made one bad swing off the 18th tee but it'd be stupid to focus on that as well as I played, I had it under control all day. I'm not thinking any kind of score, I'm just going to try and go out and play like I've been playing. I'm hitting the ball solid and I'm rolling it well on the greens.”

England's Steven Brown fired a brilliant 63 to sit at 15 under alongside countryman Jonathan Thomson and Belgian Thomas Detry, with another Englishman in Matt Wallace a further shot back.

“I actually wasn’t thinking about a number over dinner last night but I had a feeling that it was going to be a good day when I saw the draw and realised I would be playing with Richie McEvoy," saud Brown. "We have played a lot together and are very comfortable playing together so I had a feeling it was going to be an enjoyable day."

“I’m trying not to think about keeping my card at the moment but it is difficult not to. But the past few weeks I have probably been trying too hard and putting too much pressure on myself so I have been trying move away from that and just play golf and see what happens."

“I just need to try and keep moving forward tomorrow. I haven’t been in this position on the European Tour before but I know that I can’t try to just consolidate my position as guys will fly past you on a Sunday if you try and do that. I’m going to have to play well to beat the guys that are up there with me so it will be a case of trying to go out there and get after as much as I can.”

In the race to make the Ryder Cup Team, Thorbjørn Olesen came into the week knowing a two-way tie for seventh or better would guarantee his place at Le Golf National, with Matthew Fitzpatrick needing a victory and hoping that Olesen stumbles.

The Dane carded a 67 to surge up the leaderboard before Fitzpatrick went one better to sit three shots ahead of Olesen but six off the lead.

“It was really good," said Fitzpatrick. "I obviously got off to a pretty fast start – four under through ten – missed a good chance on 11 and then birdied my next two. If it was perfect I would have holed two more putts and I think that's as much as I could have got out of the round but 66 is good. I know that I've just got to go out there and win and make lots of birdies but at the same time I feel like just playing well in general is just what I need to do anyway. Not just talking about Ryder Cup, just for my season alone. I feel like I have played well and just not strung it all together so whether it's this week, next week, two weeks, it's nice to get something going again and get myself up there. A 62 tomorrow would be nice – it's doable.”

Eddie Pepperell could also qualify with a victory but he carded a 74 to sit at three under.

“It was falling day for me. I hit the ball pretty well on the range, probably the best I've hit it. I didn't hit it great off the tee out there but I did feel like I hit my irons a lot better but on the greens – once I set foot on them I don't know what it was like watching but it wasn't professional golf. I would have needed a certain set of circumstances this week which don't look like they're going to happen but when I consider two years ago where I was at to here, it's chalk and cheese, really. This isn't really pressure, this is a pleasure compared to where I was at two years ago. I enjoy playing well and I hate playing badly so being a golfer and being a perfectionist I wouldn't say I find it fun. The good days are good. This is what golf is all about and sport at the highest level is – mostly frustrating and occasionally fantastic. You've just got to make sure you live somewhere in between and keep breathing.”

Westwood has held a 54-hole lead on 24 occasions on the European Tour, claiming 11 of his 23 wins from that position, including his last one at the 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open.

The 45 year old is making his Danish debut this week as he looks for victory in a 14th country on the European Tour but he is ruling out an 11th consecutive Ryder Cup appearance when Bjørn makes his Captain's Picks on Wednesday.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Lee Westwood
ENG
-16
68
65
67
200
T2
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-15
64
69
68
201
T2
Steven Brown
ENG
-15
70
68
63
201
T2
Thomas Detry
BEL
-15
67
68
66
201
5
Matt Wallace
ENG
-14
68
68
66
202
T6
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-12
71
66
67
204
T6
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-12
66
65
73
204
T8
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-11
70
67
68
205
T8
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-11
67
70
68
205
T8
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-11
66
71
68
205
T8
Richard Sterne
RSA
-11
71
66
68
205
T8
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-11
67
67
71
205
T13
Aksel Olsen
NOR
-10
72
68
66
206
T13
Justin Walters
RSA
-10
70
70
66
206
T13
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-10
66
69
71
206
T13
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-10
72
68
66
206
T17
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-9
69
70
68
207
T17
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-9
68
70
69
207
T17
Nicolai Tinning
DNK
-9
69
68
70
207
T17
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-9
68
72
67
207
T17
Pep Angles
ESP
-9
72
66
69
207
T17
Robert Rock
ENG
-9
67
70
70
207
T23
Chris Hanson
ENG
-8
70
67
71
208
T23
David Drysdale
SCO
-8
68
70
70
208
T23
Hunter Stewart
USA
-8
66
70
72
208
T23
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
-8
67
71
70
208
T23
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-8
67
71
70
208
T23
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-8
69
71
68
208
T23
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-8
73
66
69
208
T30
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-7
68
69
72
209
T30
Richard Bland
ENG
-7
72
68
69
209
T30
Romain Wattel
FRA
-7
73
69
67
209
T30
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-7
72
69
68
209
T30
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-7
69
68
72
209
T30
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-7
73
69
67
209
T36
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-6
71
68
71
210
T36
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-6
68
72
70
210
T36
Jordan Smith
ENG
-6
70
70
70
210
T36
Matthew Millar
AUS
-6
72
69
69
210
T36
Paul Peterson
USA
-6
71
67
72
210
T36
Ryan Evans
ENG
-6
67
71
72
210
T36
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
-6
70
69
71
210
T43
Ashun Wu
CHI
-5
70
68
73
211
T43
Charlie Ford
ENG
-5
72
70
69
211
T43
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-5
69
68
74
211
T43
Frederik Dreier
DEN
-5
72
69
70
211
T43
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-5
70
72
69
211
T43
James Morrison
ENG
-5
69
73
69
211
T43
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
-5
67
74
70
211
T43
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-5
74
68
69
211
T43
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-5
73
69
69
211
T43
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-5
71
71
69
211
T43
Tom Lewis
ENG
-5
70
68
73
211
T54
Gary Stal
FRA
-4
74
67
71
212
T54
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-4
71
71
70
212
T54
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-4
71
69
72
212
T54
Josh Geary
NZL
-4
66
73
73
212
T54
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-4
68
74
70
212
T54
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-4
68
72
72
212
T54
Scott Vincent
ZIM
-4
69
73
70
212
T61
David Horsey
ENG
-3
73
68
72
213
T61
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-3
70
69
74
213
T61
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-3
72
70
71
213
T61
Nick Cullen
AUS
-3
70
71
72
213
T61
Oliver Farr
WAL
-3
75
67
71
213
T61
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-3
71
71
71
213
T61
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-3
67
73
73
213
T68
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-2
71
71
72
214
T68
Niklas Noergaard Moeller
DEN
-2
69
73
72
214
T68
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-2
72
70
72
214
T71
Brett Rumford
AUS
-1
66
71
78
215
T71
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-1
73
69
73
215
73
Pontus Widegren
SWE
2
69
73
76
218
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
-1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
-1
70
73
-
143
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
-1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
-1
73
70
-
143
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
-1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
-1
70
73
-
143
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
-1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Matias Calderon
CHI
-1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
-1
69
74
-
143
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-1
74
69
-
143
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
Par
75
69
-
144
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
Par
69
75
-
144
CUT
Danthai Boonma
THA
Par
75
69
-
144
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
Par
75
69
-
144
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
Par
72
72
-
144
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
Par
69
75
-
144
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
Par
68
76
-
144
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
Par
74
70
-
144
CUT
Marcus Armitage
ENG
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
71
73
-
144
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
74
70
-
144
CUT
Simon Khan
ENG
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
1
74
71
-
145
CUT
David Howell
ENG
1
76
69
-
145
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Henric Sturehed
SWE
1
70
75
-
145
CUT
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
1
76
69
-
145
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Steve Webster
ENG
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
2
75
71
-
146
CUT
Anders Hansen
DEN
2
73
73
-
146
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
2
71
75
-
146
CUT
Julien Guerrier
FRA
2
73
73
-
146
CUT
Rasmus Hoejgaard
DEN
2
75
71
-
146
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
2
74
72
-
146
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
2
76
70
-
146
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
3
75
72
-
147
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
3
73
74
-
147
CUT
John Daly
USA
3
76
71
-
147
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
3
75
72
-
147
CUT
Lucas Herbert
AUS
3
74
73
-
147
CUT
Michael Jonzon
SWE
3
74
73
-
147
CUT
Morten Orum Madsen
DEN
3
76
71
-
147
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
76
71
-
147
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
4
74
74
-
148
CUT
Jack Munro
AUS
4
79
69
-
148
CUT
Lee Slattery
ENG
4
76
72
-
148
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
4
72
76
-
148
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
4
72
76
-
148
CUT
Thomas Noerret
DEN
4
73
75
-
148
CUT
Andrew Dodt
AUS
5
79
70
-
149
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
5
77
72
-
149
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
5
73
76
-
149
CUT
Richard Green
AUS
5
74
75
-
149
CUT
Mark Foster
ENG
6
76
74
-
150
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
7
77
74
-
151
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
7
78
73
-
151
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
7
74
77
-
151
CUT
Jacob Glennemo
SWE
10
76
78
-
154
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
10
79
75
-
154
RET
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
Par
78
-
-
78
RET
Bradley Neil
SCO
Par
71
-
-
71
RET
Oscar Serna
MEX
Par
74
-
-
74
RET
Petr Gal Jr.
CZE
Par
84
-
-
84
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Lee Westwood
ENG
-16
200
T2
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-15
201
T2
Steven Brown
ENG
-15
201
T2
Thomas Detry
BEL
-15
201
5
Matt Wallace
ENG
-14
202
T6
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-12
204
T6
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-12
204
T8
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-11
205
T8
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-11
205
T8
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-11
205
T8
Richard Sterne
RSA
-11
205
T8
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-11
205
T13
Aksel Olsen
NOR
-10
206
T13
Justin Walters
RSA
-10
206
T13
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
-10
206
T13
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-10
206
T17
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-9
207
T17
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-9
207
T17
Nicolai Tinning
DNK
-9
207
T17
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-9
207
T17
Pep Angles
ESP
-9
207
T17
Robert Rock
ENG
-9
207
T23
Chris Hanson
ENG
-8
208
T23
David Drysdale
SCO
-8
208
T23
Hunter Stewart
USA
-8
208
T23
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
-8
208
T23
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-8
208
T23
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-8
208
T23
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-8
208
T30
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-7
209
T30
Richard Bland
ENG
-7
209
T30
Romain Wattel
FRA
-7
209
T30
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-7
209
T30
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-7
209
T30
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-7
209
T36
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-6
210
T36
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-6
210
T36
Jordan Smith
ENG
-6
210
T36
Matthew Millar
AUS
-6
210
T36
Paul Peterson
USA
-6
210
T36
Ryan Evans
ENG
-6
210
T36
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
-6
210
T43
Ashun Wu
CHI
-5
211
T43
Charlie Ford
ENG
-5
211
T43
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-5
211
T43
Frederik Dreier
DEN
-5
211
T43
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-5
211
T43
James Morrison
ENG
-5
211
T43
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
-5
211
T43
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-5
211
T43
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-5
211
T43
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-5
211
T43
Tom Lewis
ENG
-5
211
T54
Gary Stal
FRA
-4
212
T54
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-4
212
T54
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-4
212
T54
Josh Geary
NZL
-4
212
T54
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-4
212
T54
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-4
212
T54
Scott Vincent
ZIM
-4
212
T61
David Horsey
ENG
-3
213
T61
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-3
213
T61
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-3
213
T61
Nick Cullen
AUS
-3
213
T61
Oliver Farr
WAL
-3
213
T61
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-3
213
T61
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-3
213
T68
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-2
214
T68
Niklas Noergaard Moeller
DEN
-2
214
T68
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-2
214
T71
Brett Rumford
AUS
-1
215
T71
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-1
215
73
Pontus Widegren
SWE
2
218
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
-1
143
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
-1
143
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-1
143
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
-1
143
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-1
143
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-1
143
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
-1
143
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-1
143
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
-1
143
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
-1
143
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
-1
143
CUT
Matias Calderon
CHI
-1
143
CUT
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
-1
143
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
-1
143
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-1
143
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-1
143
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
Par
144
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
Par
144
CUT
Danthai Boonma
THA
Par
144
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
Par
144
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
Par
144
CUT
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
Par
144
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
Par
144
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
Par
144
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
Par
144
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
Par
144
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
Par
144
CUT
Marcus Armitage
ENG
Par
144
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
144
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
144
CUT
Simon Khan
ENG
Par
144
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
1
145
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
1
145
CUT
David Howell
ENG
1
145
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
1
145
CUT
Henric Sturehed
SWE
1
145
CUT
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
1
145
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
1
145
CUT
Steve Webster
ENG
1
145
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
2
146
CUT
Anders Hansen
DEN
2
146
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
2
146
CUT
Julien Guerrier
FRA
2
146
CUT
Rasmus Hoejgaard
DEN
2
146
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
2
146
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
2
146
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
3
147
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
3
147
CUT
John Daly
USA
3
147
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
3
147
CUT
Lucas Herbert
AUS
3
147
CUT
Michael Jonzon
SWE
3
147
CUT
Morten Orum Madsen
DEN
3
147
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
147
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
4
148
CUT
Jack Munro
AUS
4
148
CUT
Lee Slattery
ENG
4
148
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
4
148
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
4
148
CUT
Thomas Noerret
DEN
4
148
CUT
Andrew Dodt
AUS
5
149
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
5
149
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
5
149
CUT
Richard Green
AUS
5
149
CUT
Mark Foster
ENG
6
150
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
7
151
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
7
151
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
7
151
CUT
Jacob Glennemo
SWE
10
154
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
10
154
RET
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
Par
78
RET
Bradley Neil
SCO
Par
71
RET
Oscar Serna
MEX
Par
74
RET
Petr Gal Jr.
CZE
Par
84