Chris Paisley wins maiden European Tour title … with wife’s helping hand

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(CNN)Chris Paisley’s first European Tour title was made even more unique thanks to the caddy he had by his side.

With the Englishman’s routine bag provider taking a prolonged vacation, his spouse actioned in at the last minute to provide an assisting hand.
Keri, who Paisley extremely confessed “does not understand that much about golf,” was caddying for her hubby for the very first time, as he contended at the South African Open Championship.

    With house preferred Branden Grace breathing down his neck– and briefly taking the lead– on the last day, Paisley applauded his spouse’s relaxing impact as he produced an irreproachable 4th round efficiency.
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    “She does not understand that much about golf, however she understands me actually well and she understands when I’m going a little quicker than I normally do or getting a bit tight,” Paisley informed press reporters.

    “Coming up the last fairway with her beside me was simply extraordinary. She never ever put a foot incorrect. It’s the very first time she has actually ever caddied and I simply cannot thank her adequate.
    “My routine caddy is getting some stick however I simply cannot state sufficient about how great a task she has actually done this week and simply in life in basic.”
    Despite a partizan crowd cheering on world No. 30 Grace, the greatest ranked gamer in the field, Paisley kept his cool to coming in 6 birdies in a six-under last round of 66 to protect success.
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    Going into the competition as 286th worldwide, the 31-year-old will now reach a career-high ranking of 121st after scooping the $192,578 first-place reward.
    Paisley’s last competition success returned in 2012, when he declared the English Challenge by a two-shot margin over compatriot Francis McGuirk.
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    Starting the round one shot behind Paisley, Grace began with birdie-eagle to take an early lead, though a double bogey at the 6th and a bogey at the 12th implied the South African had actually left himself excessive to do.
    “I still cannot think it,” Paisely stated of his success. “Going head-to-head versus Branden, in his house nation with basically everybody in the crowd on his side was difficult, however I simply played excellent.
    “I played from my skin. I didn’t even believe I can playing that well to be truthful, and to come out on top in such a fantastic location is remarkable.”

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