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Saturday, 25 May 2019
Oliver Wilson  (Getty Images)
Oliver Wilson (Getty Images)

Oliver Wilson proved that football is not the only game of two halves in a remarkable third round at the Made in Denmark presented by FREJA.

The Englishman had slipped back to level par as he made three bogeys on the front nine at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort, and his chances of competing for a second European Tour title on Sunday looked remote.

But a birdie on the 11th provided a spark and Wilson made another gain on the next before going eagle-birdie-birdie from the 14th to come home in 29 - ten shots better than his front nine.

A round of 68 left the 2008 Ryder Cup player three shots off the lead and proved just how quickly things can change in golf.

"It was weird," he said. "I felt horrific on the front nine. I warmed up badly, got off to a bad start. I hit a couple of decent shots and made bogeys from them. It was all going wrong, I felt awful.

"I just stayed patient and found a couple of things to tweak, strengthened my grip a little bit out there, started to feel a little bit more comfortable. I hit a couple of good shots and managed to sneak a birdie, which felt amazing out there.

"After that I played nicely, gave myself a few chances, holed some good putts. I played lovely on the back nine.

"It's golf isn't it? It's weird. It's a ridiculous game."

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