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Wayne Riley reflects on Lucas Bjerregaard's Dunhill Links triumph

Sky Sports | Updated: 2018-10-08 00:00:30

Wayne Riley reflects on Lucas Bjerregaard’s dramatic victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and runners-up finishes for Ryder Cup duo Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood.

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A couple of weeks ago, he nearly won up on the mountains at Crans Sur Sierre. He has won before and snuck up under their guard.

I am amazed. I really thought it was Tyrrell's - he was four in front and was cruising around and it was going to be a stroll on the back nine. It just goes to show you in our game that you can't take your foot off the gas for one second.

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[Bjerregaard] has had a number of top-10 finishes - all in big events which is fantastic - so he has racked up the money.

He is in good shape and is a fine player. We have known it for a long time. Sometimes it takes some players longer than others to get over the line.

This is a great win here at a big tournament, which everyone treasures. You play at Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and an iconic venue in St Andrews. This kid is now up there.

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We have got big tournaments to come so maybe we will see him win another one this year because he has been knocking on the door and may continue to.

I believe he is a Ryder Cup player of the future. I wrote an article about the lad a few years ago. I watched him on the range a lot because I think his golf swing is sensational.

He is a fine young man, a great golfer and has all the attributes of being a great champion. Whether he will follow in the footsteps of the great Dane Thomas Bjorn, I am not sure but he has the chance of doing so.

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