Senior British Open 2015

senior british open 2015 | PHOTO: European Tour
senior british open 2015 | PHOTO: European Tour

Marco Dawson came into the final round of the Senior British Open with two professional wins under his belt. His third one couldn’t have come at a better time. Dawson and Colin Montgomerie opened the final round tied atop the leaderboard at 10 under par, setting up what appeared to be a memorable
duel down the stretch.

It was Dawson who was able to pull away from the pack on the day, however, shooting a six-under 64 to finish at 16 under par for the tournament and claim victory at Sunningdale in Berkshire, England.

“If I’m trembling you can understand why,” Dawson said about what the win meant to him in his post-round interview, via the ESPN broadcast. “I’ve spent a lot of time practising and playing over the years. I finally felt like it was time to stop playing conservative and scared. So I finally started playing more loose, and it’s just so much more fun playing that way.”

Asked why he appeared so calm, Dawson added, “My swing is good enough that I can hit the shots. You just have to let it go. If it happens, it happens. It happened for me today. Things went my way this week.”

Montgomerie played well but simply couldn’t keep pace, shooting a 67 on the day and finishing third overall. Defending champion Bernhard Langer matched Dawson’s score for the day, finishing a stroke behind the winner and in second place overall.

Pos  Name                   Official Prize Money

1     Marco Dawson            €295,395
2     Bernhard Langer          €196,978
3     Colin Montgomerie        €110,872
4     Miguel Angel Jimenez      €88,626
T5    Woody Austin             €68,575
T5    Fred Couples             €68,575
T7    Jeff Maggert             €48,705
T7    Philip Walton             €48,705
T9    Esteban Toledo           €35,906
T9    Jeff Sluman               €35,906
T9    Peter Fowler              €35,906