Victor Dubuisson does it again in Turkey


Golfers have a history of delivering the goods at an event and venue where they have previously tasted success, Frenchman Victor Dubuisson being the latest example.

It’s not been the best of campaigns for the 2014 Ryder Cup hero but yesterday he put those disappointments to the back of his mind as he bounced back in style at the Montgomerie course at MaxxRoyal to celebrate his second Turkish Airlines Open title in three years.

Dubuisson had endured a miserable  time and homesickness in his failed bid to make it on the US PGA Tour but clearly found some home comforts back on familiar territory in Belek, the scene of one of the highlights of his career.

 “This win means a lot because I haven’t had a great season so far and to win here, and put me back in the top ten of the Race to Dubai, it’s really great,” said the emotional Frenchman who cried like a baby after clinching his second success on Turkey soil.

Golf can be a ‘horses-for-courses’ game and indeed Dubuisson has a long way to catch up Tiger Woods who has incredibly notched up a record eight PGA Tour eight wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and at the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course.

And nobody has dominated a course like Woods has tamed Torrey Pines, California. He has eight wins on the course, the first dating back 20 years to Woods’s days in junior golf with his most famous victory coming in the 2008 US Open which he won virtually on one leg!

Now they’re what you call ‘happy hunting grounds!’

Meanwhile, a couple of years ago Paul Wesselingh successfully defended his ISPS HANDA PGA Seniors Championship title at Cheshire track Mottram Hall where the Englishman won his first ever professional tournament….19 years earlier!

Happy past memories, it seems, boasts confidence and expectation levels….

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