Italian Open. Hennie Has the Trophy. August 31 2014

White Dragon Golf Hennie Otto has lifted the Italian Open Trophy at Circolo Golf Torino in Italy. [caption id="attachment_6614" align="alignnone" width="600"]Italian Open Hennie Otto and Trophy / Getty Images[/caption] Hennie lifted the Italian Open Trophy after completing his final round of -4 under par 68, which gave him a two shot victory total of -20 under par. The two back operations are now a distant memory, like his previous win at this tournament in 2008; "I was playing well before the injury but it is a surprise to win so soon. Golf is not perfect and to come back after the operations and win in my second week, I will take that any day." “I don’t know what it is about Italy, sometimes some golf courses just suit your eye and that was the case again for me this week. It just felt good this week and I was comfortable on this course. " “The first two rounds were good because my back was no problem, then yesterday after the tenth it started to stiffen up again, that’s why I hit so many weird shots. But I kept my composure and today wasn’t easy because the guys played so well with some of them trying to get The Ryder Cup spots." "I really hope Stevie makes it, he deserves it and has proved himself this week.” David Howell carded a marvelous -9 under par 63 to take second place with tournament total of -18 under par. His effort stopped Stevie Gallacher from earning an automatic Ryder Cup spot; "I really hope Stephen gets a pick because he would make a fantastic Ryder Cup player. It was a supreme effort and if a captain needs an example of a player in form who can play under pressure he has had it this weekend." Stevie Gallacher was so close to that second place he needed, finishing in third place just one shot back at -17 under par. A brilliant final round of -7 under par would have been good enough to qualify on any other day; "It was a tall order but I am proud of myself the way I have played, I'm delighted with 17 under, it looks just a little short but there is nothing I can do." "When it comes down to someone else's opinion, I wanted to qualify myself just to take that away. There are four or five guys that are worthy of a wild card so it's just what Paul sees." "At the end of the day I haven't done enough, we all had the chance of the start of the year and there are nine guys in the team at the moment who have qualified. There are three picks to come and I just hope that I have done enough to get one." "I was still trying to win the tournament as well and it was strange knowing that second could do it, but I gave it my best shot and I hope Paul likes what he sees." Paul McGinley hailed Stephen's "terrific performance" but explained he would assess all his options in a "cold way" after the Deutsche Bank Championship finishes at TPC Boston on Monday evening.