Calum Hill hits new heights on Euro Tour

Calum Hill enjoyed his best finish on the European Tour at the Saudi International. (Stock image by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)Calum Hill enjoyed his best finish on the European Tour at the Saudi International. (Stock image by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Calum Hill enjoyed his best finish on the European Tour at the Saudi International. (Stock image by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Kinross pro Calum Hill recorded his best ever finish on the European Tour at the Saudi International.

Hill eagled the last from 23 feet to hoist him into a share of fourth spot at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, earning him a pay-day of around £115,000. That’s more than double he collected at his biggest previous finish for a top-30 place at the 2019 Scottish Open.

Dustin Johnson won his ninth European Tour title in his 85th appearance at the top class tournament.

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Johnson has become the first two-time winner of the Saudi International after also winning the inaugural edition in 2019.

He ended the week on 15 under par, two shots clear of runners-up Justin Rose and Tony Finau.

Rose made five birdies in a flawless closing 65, while Frenchman Victor Perez missed a birdie chance on the last to finish alongside Scotland's Hill in fourth.

Hill’s previous best finish had been a tie for eighth in the ISPS Handa Wales Open last August.

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Ahead of the tournament starting his place hadn’t been assured, the local pro third reserve for the $3.5 million event at the start of the week before eventually being granted a spot.

Calum holed a long birdie putt at the 11th to move to three-under for the day before stumbling to back-to-back bogeys on 12 and 13 .

The final hole eagle, though, certainly put a smile on Calum’s face and that of caddie Phil Morbey.

Morbey is an experienced caddie who has previously carried the bag for Ian Woosnam, guiding the Welshman to his 1991 US Masters win.

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