With Ryder Cup Nowhere Near His Radar, the $3,220,800 Man Who Broke Irish Fans’ Hearts Has the Simplest of Celebrations

Published 09/11/2023, 8:05 AM EDT

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Vincent Norrman shot a wonderful seven under par on Sunday to capture the title at the $3,220,800 Irish Open. He triumphed over the likes of the Irishman Rory McIlroy, who fell in some deep, deep trouble quite literally with his ball finding water on the 7th and 11th fairways.

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With this victory, Norrman found his second victory on the Tour and, coincidentally, also became the second player with Swedish roots on the DP World Tour. Although this does not help him in the case of the fast-approaching Ryder Cup, for which the teams are already set, it certainly was a great feat! However, it wasn’t the extraordinary achievement in itself that caught spectators’ eyes, but the humble celebration!

How is Vincent Norrman planning to celebrate his win?

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Vincent Norrman attended a press conference after winning at The K Club, Ryder Course. He was asked at a press conference what this historic win means to him, and he responded by talking about how much fun he has had this week, how incredible his fans have been, and how this win means everything to him.

During the interview, he was also asked what his celebrations to celebrate this win were going to look like. Norrman candidly admitted that he will first celebrate with his companion on course, who played a major part in him winning the event—his caddie, Sean.

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The next part of the golfer’s celebrations included something no one expected—practice! The Swedish star added that the next day he would fly to Wentworth, where he would “attack the pins.” He believed that although he had played really well the entire week, his putting still needed work since it wasn’t the best on the days of the event.

Vincent Norrman finished the game with a total of 14-under par, one stroke ahead of Hurly Long. Surprisingly, however, he admitted that until the 18th hole he did not know what was ahead of him. It was only on the 18th fairway, when people started coming in to watch him, that he knew that it was close and that he “needed something good there.”

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With his win, he even broke many hearts, especially those of the Irish fans, who were hoping that a local, like Shane Lowry or McIlroy, would grab the win! Arguably, however, no one deserved it more than Norrman did, and for the win, he was walking away with great memories!

Norrman is walking away with a bagful of exciting experiences

Playing in the lead of a group is a one-of-a-kind experience, and Norrman witnessed just that on Sunday. He believed that he learned a lot that day—“probably the most I’ve done in my career,” he admitted. At the end of the day, he believes that this is just another game, the game of golf, which he loves playing.

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He concluded the press conference by saying that it’s a world-class event. Yeah, I’m just enjoying being out here.” Vincent Norrman is part of the pool of players who take the game as it comes and enjoy every moment of it while playing it, rather than diving into the intricacies of the game and succumbing to the pressure that comes along with it.

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Roshni Yadav is a new golf writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a national level golfer, putting her golf expertise into her writing. Tiger Woods and Adam Scott happen to be her favorites to watch and learn from.
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