Czech Masters. Jamie Donaldson Wins. August 24 2014

White Dragon Golf Jamie Donaldson wins the  D+D REAL Czech Masters, and also earns his Ryder Cup place at Gleneagles. [caption id="attachment_6547" align="alignnone" width="600"]Czech Masters Jamie Donaldson / Getty Images[/caption] Jamie shot a last round -4 under par 68 to post a winning -14 under par Czech Masters tournament total at the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague. Jamie needed at least a top-seven finish to secure a place on Paul McGinley’s European Ryder Cup Team, but earned his place in style by winning; “This is big, it’s been an amazing week. Winning is everything: wins shoot you up world rankings, Race To Dubai, all sorts. Its massive - those three last holes coming in there were really tough with the wind blowing, so I’m just really happy to seal it." “I didn’t get here until late; I needed to play well either this week or next week, or both, to guarantee my place in The Ryder Cup Team so there was a lot on the line and this week I played really well, so that’s great." “It’s so difficult to get into the team, the lads are playing so well. You know that you have to play well to secure your place and it did come down to the wire. But that’s how it is to get into the team, I played as well as I can play for 18 months, and then a couple of slow events and you rocket down the list, so it’s great to come here and play so well and do enough to get into the team.” I felt pretty good after yesterday; I’ve had a lot of birdies here all week. I’ve dropped too many shots, which stopped me from moving away a little bit, so today everything came together." “I had a great first three holes and felt very relaxed. I just had to slow things down, take my time and allow myself to play good shots all the time, as opposed to some of the time, and that went my way and worked well and enabled me to win.” Welsh countryman Bradley Dredge finished in second place with a -12 under par total after his disappointing final round of even par, he can at least console himself knowing that this finish and the earnings of €277,770 in the last fortnight will ensure he regains the playing card he lost in 2012; “Mixed feelings because again there was the chance to win there, I had a two shot lead going into the last round. Both the guys got off to great starts today and I played nicely, but just didn’t putt as well today." “I was trying to keep the pressure on and try to force the other guys into mistakes, but to be fair to Jamie he played great and I’m pleased he’s secured his place in the Ryder Cup." “It’s been a great two weeks in terms of two seconds. Two firsts would’ve been better. Slightly disappointed I didn’t win one, but I’ll have a few more chances before the end of the year, and see how that goes.” Tied in third place at -11 under par were Søren Kjeldsen and Merrick Bremner, while Ryder Cup hopeful Stephen Gallacher finished in a tie for 7th, and was disappointed with his +1 over par final round;  “The week went pretty well, bit disappointed with today, I didn’t really play that well, but top ten if you’re not firing is quite good.” “My goal this week was to win it or try and finish as high up as I could. I was in contention in the second last group, if you then play well you can win, if you don’t and still finish top ten, then you’ve got it round well. I’m off to Italy, home for a couple of days, and then I’ll be heading there.”