Anna Nordqvist wins Women’s Open after Madsen makes mess of final hole

  • Thread starter Ewan Murray at Carnoustie
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Ewan Murray at Carnoustie

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  • Nanna Koerstz Madsen was joint leader but finished fifth
  • Scottish amateur Louise Duncan finishes in top 10

Carnoustie’s 18th has caused such championship carnage that one wonders about the utterly warped mindset of the person who designed it. “Home” is an understated name for a hole that should come with an X rating.

Nanna Koerstz Madsen is the latest golfer to come a cropper right in front of the Carnoustie Hotel. Amazingly, this capitulation did not even include a trip to the infamous Barry Burn. She was in with a live chance of becoming the first Dane to win a male or female major when taking to the 72nd hole in a 12-under-par tie with Anna Nordqvist.

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