Olesen, Grillo secure big wins across globe

ballholeThorbjorn Olesen and Emilano Grillo emerged as winners Sunday.

Olesen (18-under) secured the Alfred Dunhill Links europeantourlogo15Championship in Scotland for his third career European Tour title. He finished two shots clear of Americans Brooks Koepka and Chris Stroud.

Olesen became the first player from Denmark to win the championship. He opened the week at No. 155 in the Official World Golf Ranking and 124th in the Race to Dubai standings.

For Grillo, the Argentina-born professional held on to win the Tour Championship in Florida. The European Tour regular, who played spot starts on the PGA Tour in 2015, now has full PGA Tour membership for next season.

Bernd Wiesberger and Chris Wood also logged Top 10s in Scotland.

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  • The European Tour hosts the return of the British Masters by Sky Sports next week in England.