Roughly a month after he was removed from the European Tour for breaching COVID-19 protocols, former University of New Mexico star John Catlin has something to celebrate.
Catlin outlasted Martin Kaymer down the stretch to win the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama.
Kaymer finished with a bogey on the final hole, barely missing an effort from off the green, and Catlin tapped in for par to take the title.
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In early August, Catlin and his caddie Nathan Mulrooney were removed from the English Championship after the pair dined a local restaurant outside the tournament bubble, “hence compromising the Tour’s health guidelines, and were withdrawn from the tournament with immediate effect as a result.”
The Sacramento, California, native had previously won four times on the Asian Tour, but never on the Euro Tour. In difficult conditions, Catlin finished with a 75 on Sunday to win the event at 2-over-par. Kaymer was stroke behind while Antoine Rozner, Wil Besseling and Justin Harding were all two off the top spot.