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Date added: 29 September 2013

HUGH BEAUTY!! 

Swindon golf star wins the Dunhill Links Trophy & half-a-million first prize!
 
Swindon Sport
Today was a truly great day in Swindon's sport history as golfer David Howell captured the Alfred Dunhill Links Trophy at St Andrews.
 
The Broome Manor member brilliantly sunk a 10ft putt on the iconic 18th green to beat American Peter Uihlein in a play-off.
 
The win comes 7 years and 124 days after 38-year-old Howell won his last Tour event, the 2006 PGA Championships.
 
The two-time Ryder Cup star bagged 500,000 for his efforts in the prestigious Pro-Am style tournament, with his playing partner, actor Hugh Grant, one of the first to congratulate Howell on his win.
 
David Howell wins the Dunhill Links Trophy 2013
 
David Howell & Hugh Grant
 
Thanks for the car, dad!
Video of David Howell describing his first visit to St. Andrews
 
David Howell golfer
Those who have followed David throughout his career will know he learnt his golf as a junior member at Broome Manor GC in Swindon, supported all the way by his father Ray, who used to own Howell's Furniture shop in Old Town.
 
At a Supermarine FC dinner in 2007 he recounted the funny story of his first ever visit to St. Andrews - scene of his triumph and big payday today - when 20 for bed and breakfast was unaffordable and he was forced to sleep in a Peugeot 405!
 
How times have changed!
 

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

SWTV catches up with David Howell at the PGA Championships.

Watch the video below:


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