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Italian Open: Nicolai Hojgaard follows twin brother Rasmus in claiming European Tour victory | Golf News


A week on from Rasmus Hojgaard winning the Omega European Masters, twin brother Nicolai Hojgaard celebrated his maiden European Tour title; Tommy Fleetwood finished tied-second alongside Adrian Meronk

Last Updated: 05/09/21 5:32pm


Nicolai Hojgaard claimed a one-shot victory in Rome

Nicolai Hojgaard secured his breakthrough European Tour title with a history-making victory at the DS Automobiles Italian Open.

The Dane birdied the par-five last to close a level-par 71 at Marco Simone Golf Club and end the week on 13 under, a shot clear of Tommy Fleetwood and Poland’s Adrian Meronk.

Hojgaard’s victory comes just a week after this twin brother, Rasmus, won the Omega European Masters, making it the first time in European Tour history that brothers have won successive tournaments.

The victory will move Nicolai Hojgaard inside the top-30 in the Race to Dubai standings

The victory will move Nicolai Hojgaard inside the top-30 in the Race to Dubai standings

Fleetwood had also birdied the last for a closing 71, narrowly missing out on a first European Tour title since November 2019, with Meronk also tied-second having earlier set the target on 12 under following a superb 66.

“I was getting emotional after the last putt,” Hojgaard told Sky Sports. “I could see my caddie, my girlfriend, Rasmus and his girlfriend. It has been a perfect week. To finish it off like this, the week after Rasmus won, is perfect.”

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