Betfred British Masters 2021 at The Belfry, 12-15 May: Richard Bland Champion
Richard Bland's perseverance is finally rewarded
"It's what I've worked for for 20 years. That's what we all work for, to win out here and try and prove yourself. I've had a few close calls and I assume someone up there was looking down on me quite favourably today. It was just my day."
From The European Tour News:
Figures from the golfing world and beyond have been taking to social media to congratulate Richard Bland after he ended his long wait for a European Tour victory at the 2021 Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett.
Richard Bland is a winner at last after claiming his first European Tour title at the 478th time of asking in a play-off at The Belfry.
Nearly 23 years after making his debut, the four time European Challenge Tour and two time Qualifying School graduate finally got over the line with a par on the first extra hole against Guido Migliozzi.
The 48-year-old has clearly made a lot of friends on the course and gained a lot of fans off it in that time, and many of them took to Twitter to congratulate him after his emotional victory.
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