Golf News 2005
Golf News in 2005 for Costa del Sol and Andalucia. Keep up to date with the news highlights from the world of golf on the Costa del Sol and Andalucia, Spain.
McGinley wins the 2005 Volvo Masters.
Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th October 2005
Club de Golf Valderrama, Sotogrande, San Roque (Cádiz)
Colin Montgomerie and Sergio Garcia, the joint overnight leaders started the day at 10 under par. Sergio continued last nights roll by putting a birdie on the first hole and taking the lead, but he lost this advantage with a bogey on the 2nd and the 5th. Montgomerie bogeyed the 3rd and birdied the 5th.
A few holes later and everything had changed, proving that it was not just going to be a two horse race. Paul McGinley of Ireland crept up and into the lead and finished at 10 under par with birdies on the 4th, 8th, 10th , 17th. This is his biggest win so far and it was notable that he had not bogeyed since the second round.
Sergio Garcia had to be content with runner up for the second year running finishing 8 under par. Three other players were just two strokes behind at 7 under, Colin Montgomerie the overnight leader (Scotland), Luke Donald (England) and Jose Maria Olazabal.
The British and Spanish spectators enjoyed Sundays final day play in sunny weather. Not least because the top seven players were from their countries. The Spanish were keenly supporting Sergio Garcia. This is the third year in a run that a Spaniard has been runner up in title in very close finishes.