TERRASSA, Spain – James Morrison of England won the Spanish Open by four shots after shooting a 3-under 69 in Sunday’s final round.
Morrison entered the day tied for the lead with David Howell and pulled away by making three birdies while not dropping a shot at the Real Club de Golf El Prat. He finished the tournament on a total of 10-under 278.
It was the 30-year-old Morrison’s second career win on the European Tour, and the (EURO)250,000 ($284,000) purse was the biggest of his career. His first win came at the Madeira Islands Open in 2010.
“In years past when I haven’t done it it’s been too much looking at leaderboards and outside influences, and today … (I) stuck to my process all day long and executed, which feels amazing,” Morrison said.
Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez rose into a tie for second after the Spaniard eagled the fourth hole en route to a 67. Howell (73), Francesco Molinari (71) and Edouard Espana (69) also shared second.