Thorbjørn Olesen has claimed his eighth DP World Tour victory at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship, making it three in a row on the DP World Tour for the new Qi10 series of drivers and fairways.
Thorbjørn started the week with a three-under 69 but lit up over rounds two and three, with a course record-equalling second round of a 10-under 62 and a 9-under 63 in round three. He finished with a solid 5-under 67 to claim a comfortable six-shot victory.
Thorbjørn landed on the Qi10 LS 10.5 head as it suited his eye better. He likes to see loft on the driver and mixing that with the high launch and low spin of the TP5x golf ball it proved to be a winning formula, producing the best driver numbers of his career.
Olesen started the final round with a four-shot lead but by the time he was standing on the eighth tee, he had been caught.
This was until he found the fairway with a 351-yard drive using his Qi10 LS driver, and hit his Qi10 5-wood to 6 feet making eagle for a three-shot swing.
Thorbjørn never looked back from this and carded an astonishing 25 birdies and one eagle over the last 54 holes.
Thorbjørn’s total of 261 is the lowest total score of the season to date, with his score to par (27-under) also the lowest of the season by seven strokes.
His six-shot winning margin is also the biggest of the season so far and Olesen has now won in three consecutive seasons and seven times out of eight when holding the 54-hole lead.
Thorbjørn Olesen WITB
- Qi10 LS 10.5° driver
- Qi10 15.0° 3-wood
- Qi10 18.0° 5-wood
- P·790 3-iron
- P·7MC 4-6
- P·7MB 7-PW
- Hi Toe 3 Chrome 56°, 60°
- TP Reserve B11
- TP5x golf ball
Thorbjørn Olesen Need to Know
- This is the third consecutive win on the DP World Tour for the new Qi10 series of drivers and fairways
- Thorbjørn now has eight DP World Tour victories and has now won in three consecutive seasons and seven times out of eight when holding the 54-hole lead
- He moves up to sixth in the Race to Dubai Rankings
- He is projected to move to #57 in the Official World Golf Rankings, his highest position since 2019
- Thorbjørn earned his PGA Tour card via the 2023 DP World Tour’s Race to Dubai standings and will play a mixed schedule on both tours this season