Olesen wins in Thailand, eyes Ryder Cup spot

Olesen wins in Thailand, eyes Ryder Cup spot

Thorbjorn Olesen stretched away from the field to claim his seventh DP World Tour title by four shots at the Thailand Classic in Bangkok.

Olesen took a two-shot lead into Sunday’s final round and birdies at the first, second and sixth sealed a fine display of front-running.

The 33-year-old cruised home with a bogey-free 66 putting him 24-under for the tournament, well clear of Germany’s Yannick Paul who finished on 20-under after a final round 68.

Joost Luiten and Alexander Knappe shared third place a further two shots back.

When asked about whether he can grab a place in Team Europe’s Ryder Cup team in September, Olesen said: “It’s always a goal, when you’ve tried it once you want to go back. I know I was a long way behind, but this is a really good start to the year. It’s time to keep going and see if we can get in that team.”

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