Søren Kjeldsen comes through play-off to claim 2015 Irish Open in wet and windy Down
Søren Kjeldsen didn't make it easy for himself.
He took a two-shot lead into the final day at Royal County Down but parred the 18th which forced a three-way play-off with Bernd Wiesberger & Eddie Pepperell.
But the Dane ensured his first European tour title since 2009 on the first play-off hole after a putt curled around the lip of the hole before dropping, sealing victory for the 40-year-old.
Kjeldsen was something of a surprise winner, as wide as 350/1 with some bookmakers, but he battled both the odds and the testing conditions to take his fourth European tour title.
"It's very hard [to sum up how I feel]," Kjeldsen told Sky Sports after his win. "My game has not been in good shape and turning 40 you start to wonder if that's it - but now I'm standing here with this [trophy].
"I've never been as nervous as today - the other tournaments I won I didn't feel like that. I didn't look at the leaderboard until I started dropping shots and it was nice to see I wasn't the only one struggling.
"It's ridiculous. It's like I'm dreaming - but I don't want anyone to wake me up."