WATCH: Richie Ramsay dedicates Cazoo Classic trophy to his six-year-old daughter after clutch 72nd hole putt

Dads don’t like letting down their little girls which is why Richie Ramsay was so giddy with emotion when his tricky par putt disappeared underground on the 18th green at Hillside Golf Club on Sunday.

The Scotsman’s clutch save sealed the €1.75 million Cazoo Classic by a stroke from hometown favourite Paul Waring and secured a fourth DP World Tour title. It was the 39-year-old’s first win since he captured the Trophée Hassan II victory in March 2015 and went a long way to easing the disappointment of a near miss at the Betfred British Masters when a double bogey on the final hole at The Belfry saw him miss a playoff by as many strokes in early May.

“The biggest thing for me was I made a promise to my daughter [Olivia] and I don’t break promises to her,” said Ramsay who signed for a closing 69 to finish -14.

“Obviously I got a bit emotional there at the end. But I haven’t won since my daughter was born and that’s six years. That one’s for Olivia. Hopefully she’s watching.

“I’ve got the U.S. Amateur trophy and the Omega European Masters in the living room and she likes those trophies. I said I would get her a trophy and this one’s for her.”

Ramsay banked €297,500 and 460 DP World Tour Rankings points for the victory to soar 37 places up to 20th in the season long standings. It holds him in good stead looking ahead to the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates from Nov. 17-20.

“I’ve had some bad times over the last couple of years but I kept believing, I knew my game was good,” he said.

“I know about what happened at The Belfry. But it’s links golf and I feel like I’ve always got an advantage when I play links golf.

“There’s nothing better than holing a putt under the gun – when it matters, when the tournament is on the line. For me, winning is everything, it’s what matters in the sport. I felt the nerves coming down the stretch, played great, and just to play well under the gun.

“It just feels unbelievable.”

The DP World Tour rolls on to the €1.75 million Hero Open at the Fairmont St Andrews this week ahead of the Cazoo Open supported by Gareth Bale at Celtic Manor from August 4-7.

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