European Tour

Sky Sports British Masters 2018

October 11-14

Walton Heath Golf Club, Walton-on-the-Hill, England

£3,000,000

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October 11-14

Walton Heath Golf Club, Walton-on-the-Hill, England

£3,000,000

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Round 4

Eddie the eagle soars to Sky Sports British Masters victory

October 14, 2018

Eddie Pepperell provided a moment of pure magic on the way to winning the Sky Sports British Masters wire-to-wire, holing out from the heavy rough for an eagle two before battling to a second European Tour title of the season.

Eddie the eagle soars to Sky Sports British Masters victory, © Matthew Harris / TGPL

- Matthew Harris / TGPL

"I'm very pleased. It was a grind, tough day with the conditions. I played really well today, and I'm just thankful I got myself a nice lead. I needed it."

The victory, which came courtesy of a level par final round 72, means the Englishman is close to rubber-stamping a debut at the Masters Tournament in 2019, and the 27 year old moved to seventh position in the Race to Dubai after an eventful week.

Pepperell produced another remarkable shot on the opening day at Walton Heath Golf Club, holing an ace on the ninth hole which came after the ball bounced straight into the hole, popped back out and rolled back in again for the first hole-in-one of his professional career.

Having been top of the leaderboard after every round - sharing the lead after day one before breaking clear at the top - Pepperell battled bravely in the testing, wet conditions at the Surrey venue.

"It was just a case of hanging in all day. It was miserable. When I said British weather yesterday, I didn't expect it to be quite so miserable, but I'm thrilled to be stood here with the trophy."

A steady front nine was followed by a spectacular hole-out eagle on the tenth, and although he stumbled on the difficult closing stretch, he overcame playing partner Alexander Björk by two shots to add to the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters title he won in February.

"It was an all right lie in the rough on the tenth, 120 yards. I hit nine-iron and it just came out perfect. Shows that you need those breaks to go your way sometimes to win, and it went my way this week."

"Sometimes I felt confident, and I wasn't too nervous out there. I wasn't really nervous -- maybe that's because the conditions were so brutal. It was just a case of trying to hit it forward. But I felt like my emotions were pretty good and my temperament was pretty solid all week, really."

"I felt like the crowd was there with me. When I holed putts, there were cheers. You know, it was a real privilege. For all my family to be here, I'm really happy."

The tournament host, World Number Two Justin Rose, finished strongly as a two under par 70 earned him an eighth place finish on three under par.

“It's been an honour hosting. That's the only way to wrap it up. It's kept me motivated this week. I've definitely dug in a little harder, particularly on Friday when I didn't want to miss the cut in an event I'm hosting. So the role has kept me working hard, on the course as well as off it, trying to be a good host."

“It's been fun. I've tried to do the main things and not sweat the details. My manager and the European Tour have done a great job in helping to support me. It's a huge honour to have your mug shot splashed all over the place."

“It's a big European Tour event and I love the fact the four of us have hosted it over the past four years and it has been a fun and unique thing to do. You see the crowds turning out like this and it shows the thirst there is for golf in the UK.”

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-9
67
69
71
72
279
2
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-7
69
73
68
71
281
T3
Jordan Smith
ENG
-5
71
69
70
73
283
T3
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-5
72
75
67
69
283
T5
Julian Suri
USA
-4
70
71
69
74
284
T5
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-4
71
70
74
69
284
T5
Tom Lewis
ENG
-4
70
73
71
70
284
8
Justin Rose
ENG
-3
74
72
69
70
285
T9
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-2
69
72
73
72
286
T9
Gavin Green
MAS
-2
69
78
68
71
286
T9
Haotong Li
CHN
-2
73
74
69
70
286
T9
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-2
74
67
72
73
286
T9
Oliver Farr
WAL
-2
73
73
71
69
286
T9
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-2
76
70
72
68
286
T9
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-2
67
77
70
72
286
T16
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-1
73
72
67
75
287
T16
Clement Sordet
FRA
-1
69
77
70
71
287
T16
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-1
74
72
71
70
287
T16
Matt Wallace
ENG
-1
67
72
73
75
287
T16
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-1
69
73
71
74
287
T16
Steven Brown
ENG
-1
69
73
72
73
287
T22
Gregory Havret
FRA
Par
75
70
70
73
288
T22
Julien Guerrier
FRA
Par
70
70
70
78
288
T22
Matteo Manassero
ITA
Par
72
72
76
68
288
T22
Matthew Southgate
ENG
Par
69
76
76
67
288
T22
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
70
74
72
72
288
T22
Padraig Harrington
IRL
Par
73
74
71
70
288
T22
Richard Sterne
RSA
Par
71
74
70
73
288
T29
Darren Fichardt
RSA
1
73
73
72
71
289
T29
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
1
69
75
70
75
289
T29
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
1
68
78
71
72
289
T29
Robert Rock
ENG
1
72
74
73
70
289
T29
Wade Ormsby
AUS
1
72
71
71
75
289
T34
Adrien Saddier
SCO
2
73
73
67
77
290
T34
David Lipsky
USA
2
68
78
73
71
290
T34
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
74
73
75
68
290
T34
Marc Warren
SCO
2
74
73
71
72
290
T34
Robert Karlsson
SWE
2
69
73
73
75
290
T34
Ross Fisher
ENG
2
69
72
74
75
290
T34
Shane Lowry
IRL
2
75
71
72
72
290
T34
Trevor Immelman
RSA
2
69
73
71
77
290
T42
Alexander Levy
FRA
3
67
78
72
74
291
T42
Austin Connelly
CAN
3
73
73
69
76
291
T42
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
3
72
72
71
76
291
T42
Marcel Siem
GER
3
72
73
71
75
291
T42
Paul Dunne
IRL
3
70
73
74
74
291
T42
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
3
73
74
74
70
291
T48
Andrew Johnston
ENG
4
72
72
73
75
292
T48
Chris Hanson
ENG
4
75
69
73
75
292
T48
Dean Burmester
RSA
4
74
72
74
72
292
T48
Lee Slattery
ENG
4
70
74
72
76
292
T48
Marcus Fraser
AUS
4
72
74
76
70
292
T48
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
4
71
74
71
76
292
T48
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
4
68
79
73
72
292
T48
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
4
70
74
76
72
292
T56
Aaron Rai
ENG
5
73
74
72
74
293
T56
Francesco Molinari
ITA
5
73
73
75
72
293
T56
Haydn Porteous
RSA
5
77
70
76
70
293
T56
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
5
70
77
74
72
293
T56
Paul Waring
ENG
5
70
77
73
73
293
T56
Richie Ramsay
SCO
5
74
72
72
75
293
T56
Romain Wattel
FRA
5
73
73
74
73
293
T63
Andrew Dodt
AUS
6
73
73
76
72
294
T63
Carlos Pigem
ESP
6
71
72
76
75
294
T63
David Drysdale
SCO
6
69
73
80
72
294
T63
Scott Jamieson
SCO
6
73
72
72
77
294
67
Zander Lombard
RSA
7
72
72
75
76
295
T68
Brett Rumford
AUS
8
71
75
76
74
296
T68
Thomas Aiken
RSA
8
75
72
74
75
296
70
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
9
72
73
77
75
297
71
James Morrison
ENG
11
72
71
77
79
299
72
Richard McEvoy
ENG
13
68
77
78
78
301
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
4
70
78
-
-
148
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
4
71
77
-
-
148
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
4
73
75
-
-
148
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
4
72
76
-
-
148
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
4
74
74
-
-
148
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
4
71
77
-
-
148
CUT
Ryan Fox
NZL
4
75
73
-
-
148
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
4
72
76
-
-
148
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
5
75
74
-
-
149
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
5
73
76
-
-
149
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
5
73
76
-
-
149
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
5
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
5
73
76
-
-
149
CUT
Lee Westwood
ENG
5
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
5
72
77
-
-
149
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
5
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
72
77
-
-
149
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
5
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
5
73
76
-
-
149
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
6
79
71
-
-
150
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
6
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
6
71
79
-
-
150
CUT
Paul O'Hara
SCO
6
72
78
-
-
150
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
6
75
75
-
-
150
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
6
71
79
-
-
150
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
6
77
73
-
-
150
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
7
74
77
-
-
151
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
7
76
75
-
-
151
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
7
78
73
-
-
151
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
7
79
72
-
-
151
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
7
78
73
-
-
151
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
7
73
78
-
-
151
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
8
74
78
-
-
152
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
8
72
80
-
-
152
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
8
75
77
-
-
152
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
8
74
78
-
-
152
CUT
Robert Coles
ENG
8
75
77
-
-
152
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
8
73
79
-
-
152
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
9
72
81
-
-
153
CUT
David Horsey
ENG
9
76
77
-
-
153
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
9
78
75
-
-
153
CUT
Jason Scrivener
AUS
9
77
76
-
-
153
CUT
Johan Edfors
SWE
9
76
77
-
-
153
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
9
79
74
-
-
153
CUT
Thomas Detry
BEL
9
74
79
-
-
153
CUT
David Howell
ENG
11
78
77
-
-
155
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
12
77
79
-
-
156
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
13
80
77
-
-
157
RET
Chris Wood
ENG
Par
77
-
-
-
77
RET
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
76
-
-
-
76
RET
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par
81
-
-
-
81
RET
Pedro Oriol
ESP
Par
80
-
-
-
80
RET
Ryan Evans
ENG
Par
75
-
-
-
75
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R4
Total
1
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-9
72
279
2
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-7
71
281
T3
Jordan Smith
ENG
-5
73
283
T3
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-5
69
283
T5
Julian Suri
USA
-4
74
284
T5
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-4
69
284
T5
Tom Lewis
ENG
-4
70
284
8
Justin Rose
ENG
-3
70
285
T9
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-2
72
286
T9
Gavin Green
MAS
-2
71
286
T9
Haotong Li
CHN
-2
70
286
T9
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-2
73
286
T9
Oliver Farr
WAL
-2
69
286
T9
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-2
68
286
T9
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-2
72
286
T16
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-1
75
287
T16
Clement Sordet
FRA
-1
71
287
T16
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-1
70
287
T16
Matt Wallace
ENG
-1
75
287
T16
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-1
74
287
T16
Steven Brown
ENG
-1
73
287
T22
Gregory Havret
FRA
Par
73
288
T22
Julien Guerrier
FRA
Par
78
288
T22
Matteo Manassero
ITA
Par
68
288
T22
Matthew Southgate
ENG
Par
67
288
T22
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
72
288
T22
Padraig Harrington
IRL
Par
70
288
T22
Richard Sterne
RSA
Par
73
288
T29
Darren Fichardt
RSA
1
71
289
T29
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
1
75
289
T29
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
1
72
289
T29
Robert Rock
ENG
1
70
289
T29
Wade Ormsby
AUS
1
75
289
T34
Adrien Saddier
SCO
2
77
290
T34
David Lipsky
USA
2
71
290
T34
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
68
290
T34
Marc Warren
SCO
2
72
290
T34
Robert Karlsson
SWE
2
75
290
T34
Ross Fisher
ENG
2
75
290
T34
Shane Lowry
IRL
2
72
290
T34
Trevor Immelman
RSA
2
77
290
T42
Alexander Levy
FRA
3
74
291
T42
Austin Connelly
CAN
3
76
291
T42
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
3
76
291
T42
Marcel Siem
GER
3
75
291
T42
Paul Dunne
IRL
3
74
291
T42
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
3
70
291
T48
Andrew Johnston
ENG
4
75
292
T48
Chris Hanson
ENG
4
75
292
T48
Dean Burmester
RSA
4
72
292
T48
Lee Slattery
ENG
4
76
292
T48
Marcus Fraser
AUS
4
70
292
T48
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
4
76
292
T48
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
4
72
292
T48
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
4
72
292
T56
Aaron Rai
ENG
5
74
293
T56
Francesco Molinari
ITA
5
72
293
T56
Haydn Porteous
RSA
5
70
293
T56
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
5
72
293
T56
Paul Waring
ENG
5
73
293
T56
Richie Ramsay
SCO
5
75
293
T56
Romain Wattel
FRA
5
73
293
T63
Andrew Dodt
AUS
6
72
294
T63
Carlos Pigem
ESP
6
75
294
T63
David Drysdale
SCO
6
72
294
T63
Scott Jamieson
SCO
6
77
294
67
Zander Lombard
RSA
7
76
295
T68
Brett Rumford
AUS
8
74
296
T68
Thomas Aiken
RSA
8
75
296
70
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
9
75
297
71
James Morrison
ENG
11
79
299
72
Richard McEvoy
ENG
13
78
301
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
4
-
148
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
4
-
148
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
4
-
148
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
4
-
148
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
4
-
148
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
4
-
148
CUT
Ryan Fox
NZL
4
-
148
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
4
-
148
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
5
-
149
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
5
-
149
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
5
-
149
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
5
-
149
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
5
-
149
CUT
Lee Westwood
ENG
5
-
149
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
5
-
149
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
5
-
149
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
-
149
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
5
-
149
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
-
149
CUT
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
5
-
149
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
6
-
150
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
6
-
150
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
6
-
150
CUT
Paul O'Hara
SCO
6
-
150
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
6
-
150
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
6
-
150
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
6
-
150
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
7
-
151
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
7
-
151
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
7
-
151
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
7
-
151
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
7
-
151
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
7
-
151
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
8
-
152
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
8
-
152
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
8
-
152
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
8
-
152
CUT
Robert Coles
ENG
8
-
152
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
8
-
152
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
9
-
153
CUT
David Horsey
ENG
9
-
153
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
9
-
153
CUT
Jason Scrivener
AUS
9
-
153
CUT
Johan Edfors
SWE
9
-
153
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
9
-
153
CUT
Thomas Detry
BEL
9
-
153
CUT
David Howell
ENG
11
-
155
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
12
-
156
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
13
-
157
RET
Chris Wood
ENG
Par
-
77
RET
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
-
76
RET
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par
-
81
RET
Pedro Oriol
ESP
Par
-
80
RET
Ryan Evans
ENG
Par
-
75