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2022: Ewen Ferguson
Ewen Ferguson was admirably honest after his victory in the 2022 Qatar Masters. The 25 year old admitted that he struggled with the pressure of trying to close out his first win on the DP World Tour. That much was obvious to anybody watching as he made a horrible start to his final round with a double bogey on the second hole. Ferguson was able to draw on his experience of falling out of contention at the Magical Kenya Open and battle through successfully.
It wasn’t just the pressure of a maiden win working against Ferguson. He also had to cope with the worst of the weather in Qatar as the desert winds whipped up. Perhaps due to the amount of golf he played in inclement conditions growing up in Scotland, Ferguson appeared well equipped to deal with the wind, displaying excellent control of his ball flight.
A large number of players lined up behind Ferguson to challenge him for the title. In the end it was Chase Hanna who pushed him hardest but the American could only reach -6, one shot worse than Ferguson. “I’m absolutely buzzing,” Ferguson said afterwards. “It’s the sweetest day of my life, never mind my golf career.”