Thomas Pieters won for the third time in the last 365 days on the European Tour, firing a 17-undre 267 to win the Made in Denmark by one stroke over Bradley Dredge of Wales.
Pieters had trailed Dredge by four strokes after two rounds as the Welshman shot an opening 63-66. But Pieters was better down the stretch, going 69-65 to Dredge’s 72-67.
Pieters was awarded 300,000 Race to Dubai points for his effort. He nearly gave the tournament away on Saturday with a double-bogey 7 on No. 4, but only had one bogey the rest of the tournament. He shot the final 32 holes at 9-under.
Race to Dubai Rankings
Danny Willett maintained a slim lead over Henrik Stenson in the latest Race to Dubai standings. Willey has 3,168,940 points to Stenon’s 3,130,447.
Rory McIlroy is third with 2,487,204. No other player has more than 1.8 million points. Pieters’ win in Denmark got him above the 1 million point plateau to 1,060,909. He is 13th in the standings with just a few week to go until the Final Series.
The top 60 players qualify for the Final Series. Currently on the bubble at No. 60 is France’s Alexander Levy with 355,497 points