Julian Suri becomes the latest American to win on the European Tour

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As noted in a blog last week, the Made in Denmark Open on the European Tour could not be seen as anything more than a huge success. From the great crowds to the great play, the Danes showed that they could put on one hell of a tournament. It was great to see homegrown talent Thorbjorn Olessen and legend Tomas Bjorn play a tournament in their home country, and the crowd was one of the best we have seen on tour this year.

One of the coolest things that we had over the weekend was John Daly not only making the cut, but in serious contention to make a move. The grip-and-rip swing is just such a great thing to watch.

Daly ended up finishing tied for 10th, earning a great finish. I personally love when Long John is in contention, whether it be on the PGA, Champions, or European Tour. He brings a type of energy that no other golfer brings, and the fans love him for that.

As for the rest of the tournament, it mirrored the Northern Trust in many ways. The final grouping, American Julian Suri and Englishmen David Horsey, were going back and forth at each other all day. Horsey was able to tie it up with 6 holes left to play.

Suri was able to re-establish his on the 16th hole, and entering the final hole it was only a one shot lead. And then on the 18th, Dave Horsey went OFF THE RAILS. He hit his tee shot into the trees, took a drop, and then hit that ball into the water. He ended up taking a triple, while Suri was cool, calm, and collected in hitting his winning putt.

Suri has now become only the third American to win both a European Challenge Tour and European Tour event, joining former US Amateur champion Peter Uihlein and current US Open champion Brooks Koepka. With all 6 American players participating in the event making the cut and two placing in the top 10, the European Tour is becoming a hotbed for American players. Hopefully, as I stated in this blog, we continue to see a rise in European Tour viewership here in the States.

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