Nobody remembered him in the past Ryder Cup. In the middle of the European feast led by Rory Mcllroy y Jon Rahmnobody missed Adrian Meronk, the Pole who would be squirming from his armchair at home with each European point. Captain Luke Donald decided not to take him on his team, despite the fact that his merits were significantly superior to those of other players who were competing in Italia.
His victory today in the Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters It is something more than that: it is a message for whoever wants to hear it. It’s only been three weeks after the Ryder Cup and Meronk is already the third best player in Europe, guess behind who: Mcllroy and Rahm.
It is the third victory of the season for Meronk, the fourth of his career in 97 tournaments played in the DP World Tourwhich arrived from the satellite circuits.
Meronk (-16) did not seem invited to today’s party in Sotogrande, especially after a disastrous start with two bogeys in its first three holes. But soon came eagle on the 6th and one more on the 9th hole, holing out from 110 meters with his wedge 54 degrees.
His round gained momentum and, with four birdies Furthermore, he would overcome the eight-stroke deficit to finish leader in the clubhouse after delivering a -7 card. From behind, no one could chase him. The best Spaniard of the tournament was the defending champion, Adrián Otaegui (-10), which finished in ninth position.