Thongchai Jaidee won his seventh European Tour title with a near-flawless final-round showing at the Porsche European Open in Germany. The 45-year-old Thai veteran ground down those chasing him with a steady rather than spectacular 67 at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach on Sunday. He finished at 17-under-par 267, one stroke ahead
of England’s Graeme Storm, who also shot a closing 67.
Who didn’t win
Storm maintained the most substantial challenge, but found water off the 17th tee and made a costly bogey. Still, the 37-year-old secured his European Tour card for next year, having started the week 127th in the Race to Dubai. Sweden’s Pelle Edberg finished third at 14
under, while Australian Scott Hend was fourth, a shot further back. Bernhard Langer, the World Golf Hall of Famer playing in his homeland on a break from the Champions Tour, finished T24 at 8 under.
How it happened
Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger and France’s Benjamin Hébert shot 64s to share the first-round lead, while Langer and American Hunter Mahan, recently eliminated from the FedEx Cup playoffs, lurked two strokes back. South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel (66) and Englishmen Storm (67) and Ross Fisher (65) led at 10 under through 36 holes.