Australian Lucas Herbert won the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open by three shots at Mount Juliet in Kilkenny.
He finished up on 19-under-par after a battle in the back nine with American Johannes Veerman who drew level with him on the 14th hole.
Shane Lowry was best of the Irish on 9-under-par and in a tie for 23rd on the leaderboard with Cormac Sharvin two shots back on 7-under.
Graeme McDowell finished on 3-under with Rory McIlroy a shot back on 2-under.
The victory for Lucas comes with prize money of €484,990
Here are some stats about Lucas’s win in Mount Juliet.
• Would be his second European Tour victory in his 65th appearance
• Would come 1 year 159 days after his maiden European Tour victory, at the 2019 Omega
Dubai Desert Classic
• Would come in just his third appearance in the island of Ireland’s national open
• Would be his maiden professional win on European soil
• Would be the third Australian to win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, after Ossie Pickworth
(1950) and Brett Rumford (2004)
• His last top-five on either the European Tour or PGA TOUR came at the 2020 abrdn Scottish
Open, with a tied fifth-place finish which was preceded by a tied seventh finish at last year’s
Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open
• Could rise as high as 19th on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex, on 862.84
points, up from 131st
• Could rise as high as 54th on the Official World Golf Ranking, from 91st
• Would be the 136th win by an Australian on the European Tour
• Would be the first win by an Australian on the 2021 Race to Dubai, and the first since Min
Woo Lee won the ISPS HANDA Vic Open in February 2020
• Would mean that one of his career victories came in Dubai, and the other in an event
sponsored by Dubai-based Dubai Duty Free