Europe beats Great Britain, Ireland to win Seve trophy for first time since 2000

Johannesburg, Oct 7 (ANI): Europe has won the Seve Trophy for the first time since 2000 when they won 15-13 in a close match against Great Britain and Ireland at the Saint-Nom-La-Breteche golf club.

According to Sport24, Europe were leading 14-13 and needing just a half point for victory, and Francesco Molinari, who also sunk the winnning putt to give Europe the Ryder Cup last year at Medinah, again showed nerves of steel under pressure.

The Milan right-hander's birdie lifted Europe to a 15-13 victory, the report said.

Frenchman Gregory Bourdy, who was playing his first Seve Trophy, was one of heroes for Jose Maria Olazabal's team when he set a new tournament record by becoming the first player to win all five of his matches, the report added.

Europe ended a losing streak of six tournaments dating back to the maiden competition when late founder Seve Ballesteros captained the side to victory over Colin Montgomerie's Great Britain and Ireland team, the report further said. (ANI)

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