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Nicolai Højgaard reflects on 'special week' at Hero Cup

Nicolai Højgaard reflects on 'special week' at Hero Cup

Nicolai Højgaard reflected on "a special week" at Abu Dhabi Golf Club after contributing 3.5 points to help Continental Europe win the Hero Cup.


The 21-year-old Dane was only called into Francesco Molinari's team to face Great Britain & Ireland on Monday as a replacement for his twin brother Rasmus, who withdrew due to injury.

And he made the most of his opportunity, defeating Séamus Power in an exciting singles contest to add to the 2.5 points he had gained alongside Captain Molinari in the four-balls on Friday and foursomes on Saturday.

Two-time DP World Tour winner Højgaard found himself two holes down early on in Match Four on Sunday as Irishman Power got off to a phenomenal start.

But Højgaard dug deep, going birdie-eagle-birdie from the seventh to win three holes in a row and turn the game on its head.

Power levelled things up with a birdie at the 13th but the Dane won the 16th to edge back in front before escaping from the 17th unpunished despite making a bogey there.

And a closing birdie saw him win the match by one hole to deliver yet another point.

After finishing the week unbeaten as Continental Europe won 14.5-10.5, Højgaard said: "It's been a special week for sure.

"Yeah, today was a good match. We were a few under par and back and forth all the time, and Séamus played great.

"He wasn't chasing me all the time, and I obviously had to grind it out after a slow start.

"I caught some fire in the middle of the round, got it back and then it was a bit of a fight on the last few holes and turned in my favour."

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