McKenzie wins first title at age 40
BY Bruce Young | European PGA Tour | 2002 Open de France | Wrap | 06 May 2002
Talk about persistence. Malcolm McKenzie, who has battled away on the European Tour since joining it as a full member back in 1983 and who has only three top threes in that time and none in the past twelve years, won his first title here at the age of 40.
He led into the last round and held a three shot lead with just four holes to play but three consecutive bogies had him tied for the lead playing the last. He was able to produce an outstanding birdie under immense pressure to win by a shot from the ever-improving South African Trevor Immelman with Kenneth Ferrie, Anders Hansen and Ian Woosnam tied in third.
Nick O’Hern the leading Australian in 11th place, Richard Green 40th, Stephen Scahill 51st after a disastrous last round 82 and Peter O’Malley 71st.
The European Tour finally hits Britain next week for the Benson & Hedges.