Coetzee Makes It Back-To-Back Wins On Two Continents With Portugal Masters Win

South African George Coetzee made it back-to-back wins, and also his fifth on the European Tour posting a closing round 66 and with by two shots at 16-under par.

Coetzee, and whose sister married Branden Grace who won earlier this year on the European Tour, arrived in Portugal having won a week ago in capturing an 11th Sunshine Tour title victory on his home club course in Pretoria.

He said: “When I won last week, it was on my own club and I’ve never had so much fun in being in the lead but that much tougher out there today.

South African George Coetzee captured the 2020 Portugal Masters and his first win of a 11 career victories on European soil (Photo – www.golfbytourmiss.com)

“I’m just ecstatic as I have been undertaking a lot of work with my coach and it’s just nice to seeing it all pay off.”

It was also Coetzee’s first European Tour event since the lockdown post the Qatar Masters, and an event the South African has won twice.

England’s Laurie Canter (66) was second at 14-under par and countryman Tommy Fleetwood (64) and Swede Joakim Lagergren (65).

Fleetwood was headed to nearby Faro Airport for a flight to London and then onto New York, and arriving later tomorrow (MONDAY) U.S. time in readiness for this week’s U.S. Open at Winged Foot.

Fleetwood was a runner-up in the 2018 U.S. Open to Brooks Koepka at close-by Shinnecock Hills.



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