On the advice of friend DJ Russell, Dutch Senior Open participant Ian Woosnam took a lesson from European Tour Performance Institute pro Jacques Rivet.
The lesson paid off dramatically, as Woosnam came firing back from a stroke back to win the tournament by five strokes. Woosnam shot a 71-69-68 – 208 to finish 11-under par at the International in Amsterdam. He overcame a miserable quadruple-bogey 8 on No. 2 on Saturday by firing off eight birdies in the final 14 holes.
He was at even par after four holes on Sunday, with two birdies and two bogeys, then caught fire with back-to-back birdies on 8 and 9, and three more between 15 and 18.
He finished five strokes ahead of a three-way tie of David Russell, Philip Golding and George Ryall. The UK’s Russell matched Woosnam with a 5-under 68 to get to 6 under, but Golding, who started the day a stroke ahead of Woosnam, struggled to a 1-over 74.
Woosnam won 29 titles on the European Tour during his playing career, the sixth-most all-time. He also won the 1991 Masters,