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Portugal Masters 2019 – England’s Steven Brown in dreamland

Portugal Masters 2019 – England’s Steven Brown in dreamland

Since its inaugural edition in 2007, the Portugal Masters has established a fabled reputation for drama and excitement, and this year’s 13th edition at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, attended by almost 40,000 spectators and with millions watching on live TV, further enhanced the event’s tradition.

Englishman, Steven Brown had arrived in the Algarve mentally preparing himself for next year’s tour school but finished the tournament as 2019 Portugal Masters champion.

Before the tournament, 32-year-old Brown occupied 150th position on the Race to Dubai, and with only the first 115 places guaranteeing a tour card for next season, he faced the real possibility of competing on the tour school circuit next year. Amazingly, however, he secured his maiden European Tour victory, courtesy of a scintillating closing round 66, including three birdies and an eagle on the par-five 12th at Victoria.

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