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Vincent Norman wins Irish Open on DP World Tour as Rory McIlroy falters

STRAFFAN, Eire — Vincent Norrman gave Sweden a second straight winner on the DP World Tour when he shot 7-under 65 to seize the Irish Open title on Sunday as Rory McIlroy faltered within the closing spherical by hitting into the water on three completely different holes.

Per week after 23-year-old Ludvig Aberg produced a surprising end to win the European Masters in Switzerland and assist safe a spot on Europe’s Ryder Cup staff, the 25-year-old Norrman produced an identical late flourish at The Okay Membership to earn his second victory in two months — after the Barbasol Championship in mid-July — and underscore the expertise rising from Sweden.

Play was delayed for about 90 minutes due to unhealthy climate quickly after the main teams teed off, with McIlroy at that stage in a four-way share of the lead on 12-under par.

Rory McIlroy rinsed 4 photographs Sunday on the Irish Open as he closed in a disappointing 74

His bid for a second title at his residence occasion, after 2016, tottered when he discovered water off wedge photographs from the center of the green at Nos. 7 and 11. By the point McIlroy went into the water twice at No. 16 in taking pictures triple-bogey 8, Norrman had already posted a goal — 14 underneath — that none of his remaining title contenders similar to Hurly Lengthy of Germany (72) and Ryan Fox of New Zealand (70) might match.

Norrman received by one stroke from Lengthy to offer himself two titles in simply 14 appearances on the European tour. He’s set to greater than halve his world rating and doubtlessly climb to No. 76.

Norrman’s bogey-free spherical caught fireplace when he made six birdies in eight holes from No. 7 that noticed him energy by the sphere, earlier than he needed to wait 90 minutes to find if he’d executed sufficient.

“I feel I used to be a little bit fortunate — it was a protracted wait however I’m tremendous completely happy,” mentioned Norrman, who turned professional in 2021 after attending Georgia Southwestern earlier than shifting to Florida State College.

“If you’re successful, you’re doing one thing good. It’s a world-class occasion and truthfully, I can’t consider this occurred.”

Shane Lowry (68) completed in a tie for third with Fox, Grant Forrest (70) and Thriston Lawrence (66) in a confidence-boosting efficiency forward of the Ryder Cup, for which he additionally obtained a captain’s choose regardless of poor current type, and his protection of the BMW PGA Championship subsequent week.

McIlroy closed with a 74 and was tied for sixteenth.



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