England’s Horsey claims Made in Denmark win

David Horsey won his fourth European title at the Made in Denmark despite a late challenge in Sunday's final round.

England's Horsey claims Made in Denmark win
David Horsey lifts the Made in Denmark trophy. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix
David Horsey of England hit 73 on the final day of the Made in Denmark tournament, ten more than his opening round, but his 13 under 271 was enough to give him a two-shot victory at the Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.
Swede Kristoffer Broberg hit nine birdies to break the course record with a 62 which saw him climb 50 places but he had to settle for second in a group of four alongside Dane Søren Kjeldsen and Australian duo Daniel Gaunt and Terry Pilkadaris, all on 273.
The 30-year-old Horsey, led wire-to-wire and had held a seven shot lead at one point in the third round. But despite being knocked off top spot briefly on Sunday afternoon, he held on for victory.
“It's a kick-start really,” Horsey told after beginning the day with a one shot lead on Pilkadaris, who joined him at the top with a birdie on the second, but the Englishman regained his advantage on the third with a birdie.
“I've been playing well for quite a few months now and not really been getting any results and not scoring particularly well so to come out with a bit more strategy and a bit more focus this week has paid off,” added Horsey.
Pilkadaris' final round 74 handed him second place alongside Kjeldsen on 68, and Gaunt, who closed out his week with a 66.
Denmark's Mads Sogaard and Scotland's Paul Lawrie carded a closing 69 each to sit at 10 under alongside Bradley Dredge, who hit a 70, and Richard Green who went round in level par 71 on Sunday.
John Parry, who had briefly taken the lead off Horsey on Friday, was then on nine under after a closing 73.

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Tennis courts and golf courses to reopen in Denmark

Danes will be able to take up their tennis rackets and golf clubs again after the country's two biggest sports associations announced that outdoor sports with no physical contact can resume again.

Tennis courts and golf courses to reopen in Denmark
Tennis will be one of the first sports to restart. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Ritzau Scanpix
The Sports Confederation of Denmark and the country's other sports association DGI announced that they had agreed new guidelines for restarting group sports with the Danish Health Authority, in a press release issued on Tuesday. 
“This is the first sign of sport opening up, and we are really pleased that the health authorities have given us guidelines so that some activities can start up again,” Charlotte Bach Thomassen, chair of the Danish sports association DGI, said. 
“Of course, joining together in sports clubs must be safe from a  health point of view, so it is important to be aware that in many sports associations you will not be able to meet physically.” 
DIF chairman Niels Nygaard told Ritzau that the announcement did not mean any organisation would be required to restart activities they did not regard as safe. 
“These are voluntary associations where there are differences from association to association and sport to sport,” he said. “Our recommendations are not a requirement for associations to start activities. They can do it if it can be done under safe conditions, and if they have doubts about whether it can be done, then they shouldn't do it.”
According to the joint press release, group sports can now restart if: 
  • they take place outside 
  • participants can keep a distance of two meters from others
  • participants pay special attention to hand hygiene
  • rackets, clubs or other props are frequently cleaned
  • participants cough or sneeze into your elbow or a paper towel
  • participants stay home if they have a fever, cough or muscle soreness. 
  • shared facilities such as clubhouses and dressing and shower facilities are not used