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Monday, 17 October 2011
Tom Lewis  (Getty Images)
Tom Lewis (Getty Images)

Tom Lewis’ stunning victory at the Portugal Masters, in only his third start as a professional, has sent shockwaves across the sporting world, receiving plenty of coverage around the globe.

Global Golf Post: Terrific Tom

Global Golf Post hailed Lewis' victory, stating that "His future has arrived on a bullet train".

"A EuroStar is born" declared the headline before announcing the arrival of the game's "newest young gun."
Full story: Global Golf Post

The Times: Lewis rallies in Portugal to pull off first victory as a professional

The Times’ Patrick Kidd says the manner in which Lewis concluded his round yesterday suggests a bright future for the Welwyn Garden City man, and hails the flash of inspiration that saw him birdie five out of the last seven holes down the stretch at Oceânico Victoria. Full Story: The Times [Subscription required]

The Independent: ‘Ultra-special’ Lewis sweeps to maiden professional title

James Corrigan believes Lewis has eclipsed the achievement of Rory McIlroy, when the Northern Irishman finished third at the Dunhill Links Championship in his second professional event in 2007, in winning the Portugal Masters in “stunning fashion” yesterday, providing emphatic proof that his heroics at The Open Championship were anything but a fluke. Full Story: The Independent

The Guardian: Lewis beats Woods’s record with victory in third pro tournament

Tom Lewis confirmed his super-star potential when producing a stunning finish in Portugal yesterday, says The Guardian, while comparing his achievement to the five events it took former World Number One Tiger Woods to win his maiden professional title, and the 38 starts that Rory McIlroy needed to claim his first. Full Story: The Guardian

The Telegraph: Rookie Lewis quicker than Woods to win first Tour title

The Telegraph takes a similar angle in their piece, saying Lewis’ win in Portugal converted the 20 year old’s Open potential into silverware and gives Lewis the title of “golf’s latest prodigy”. Full Story: The Telegraph

Daily Mail: Lewis stuns field to win his first title

Derek Lawrenson says Lewis is the talk of the golf world once more after completing one of the great performances in European Tour history, and asks if Welwyn is on the verge of producing another player to rival its most famous member, Sir Nick Faldo. Full Story: Daily Mail

Daily Express: Lewis cashes in with first pro win

The Express are also effusive in their praise of Lewis, saying that European golf was celebrating the birth of a new young star after the Hertfordshire golfer’s win in Vilamoura yesterday. Full Story: Daily Express

The Mirror: Lewis so quickly a Master

Lee West highlights Lewis’ blistering finish that included 22 birdies and only one bogey in the last 54 holes of the event en route to securing the Portugal Masters title. Full Story: The Mirror

The Sun: Tom cruises to first win

The Sun also focuses on Lewis out-stripping Messrs McIlroy and Woods and in doing so avoiding a trip to the “dreaded” European Tour Q-School in December. Full Story: The Sun

Daily Record: Superkid Tom wins title No. 1

The Record’s Bernie Mcguire reflects on the whirlwind few weeks that has seen Lewis traverse from Walker Cup amateur a month ago to European Tour champion yesterday. Full Story: Daily Record

Racing Post: 100-1 Lewis flies in at the finish

Max Oram writes that Lewis was a substantial 100-1 with bookmakers for the Portugal Masters pre-tournament before coming from four shots back to win yesterday. Full Story: Racing Post 

Federação Portugeusa de Golfe: Tom Lewis mimics Tiger

The media in Portugal is also saluting Lewis as a prodigy of the golf world and FPG is proud to reflect that their own Portugal Masters will forever be recorded as the first victory of a burgeoning golf luminary. Full Story: Federação Portugeusa de Golfe  
 

 

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LEWIS, TomENG18-21
2CABRERA-BELLO, RafaESP18-19
T3HAVRET, GrégoryFRA18-18
T3LYNN, DavidENG18-18
T3COETZEE, GeorgeRSA18-18
T3AGUILAR, FelipeCHI18-18
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