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Day four digest: 2022 Dutch Open

Day four digest: 2022 Dutch Open

Everything you need to know from the final day at Bernardus Golf.

Victor Perez

Victor was the victor after producing putting perfection in a play-off, Adrian was making incredible par saves on his way to St Andrews and GIR was just a stat to Ryan on day four of the 2022 Dutch Open.

Here is everything you need to know from Sunday in Cromvoirt.

Perez powers to play-off victory

Victor Perez led by one at the start of the day but was three behind stood on the 17th tee as Ryan Fox made a brilliant charge in the final round. A double-bogey from the Kiwi on the last, however, left the door ajar and Perez birdied the 17th from 35 feet to take it to a play-off. He missed a good chance to win on the 72nd hole but that was to be the anomaly as he holed long putts on the first and third play-off holes and a monster on the fourth to win a second DP World Tour title. "The chips were going to fall where they were going to fall, it's almost impossible to predict what is going to happen in golf," he said. "Guys come out of nowhere and win tournaments and guys take huge leads. You just have to focus on you and not look at the board and I was just fortunate to fall on the right side today."

Meronk, Perez and Fox book Open spots

Adrian Meronk will make history as the first Polish player to tee it up at The Open Championship after earning his place in the field at St Andrews. The 28-year-old qualified for The 150th Open Championshipthis summer alongside Perez and Fox as the top three finishers in the top ten not already exempt. “I’m super excited," he said. "I still can’t believe it, to be honest. But I’m looking forward already to this great Championship. I can’t tell you how happy I am. I’m sure people supporting me back home, my family, all of them are super happy as well. I can’t wait to tee off at St Andrews, for sure."

Adrian Meronk

Not all pars are equal

A chip-in to save par is rare but not unheard of but it must feel doubly sweet after a ragged drive and cries of fore with your second. Matt Wallace - this is remarkable.

Not all pars are equal - take two

Meronk found the water with his tee-shot at the eighth but decided it was playable, took his shoes and socks off, and got stuck in. He incredibly found the green and then rolled home a 47-footer for good measure. You have to love that commitment.

No green, no problem

Fox looked in trouble when he missed the green at the 11th but then he did this.....

He was not in quite so much trouble at the par-five next but was 81 feet away from the pin with two putts to tie the lead. He only needed one.

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