Branden Grace produced a stunning final round of 66 to win the Nedbank Challenge at the Gary Player GC in his native South Africa and put a difficult year behind him.
An 18/1 shot with Paddy Power in the pre-tournament betting, is a serial winner on the European Tour but has struggled to maintain his high standards during 2017, with a share of sixth place at The Open the best of his three top 10 finishes. But he seized control of this Rolex Series event with a brilliant 40-foot birdie putt on the 16th, before holding off the challenges of both Victor Dubuisson and Scott Jamieson over the closing holes.
Jamieson, who was a 225/1 outsider with Bet365, followed up his share of sixth place at the recent Andalucia Masters with another sizeable cheque having endured a difficult summer. The Scot has never been able to establish himself among the elite, but is at least finishing the season on a high.
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