Delivery chauffeur wins $217,000 at Kenya Open golf competition

Delivery driver wins $217,000 at Kenya Open golf tournament

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Joe Dean of England responds on the 16 th green throughout day 4 of the Magical Kenya Open at Muthaiga Golf Club on February 25, 2024 in Nairobi,Kenya Â

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British golf enthusiast and part-time shipment chauffeur Joe Dean hailed his efficiency at the Kenya Open as “life-changing” as he got a look for simply under 200,000 euros ($217,000) by ending up in a tie for 2nd location.

The world number 2,930 on Sunday rolled in a birdie on the last hole of the competition to card a closing 4-under-par 67 and surface 12 under. It left him level with Spain’s Nacho Elvira 2 shots behind the ultimate winner, the Netherlands’ Darius van Driel.

The result caps an impressive turn-around in fortunes for Dean, who was providing groceries for U.K. grocery store chain Morrisons as just recently as recently.

“I don’t think it’s sunk in yet,” Dean informed DP WorldTour “It’s got to be[life changing] It’s what individuals imagine, it’s what I’ve been intending to do for a very long time.”

The 29- year-old had actually scraped on to the DP World Tour through certifying however did not begin completing till the Qatar Masters previously in the month due to the fact that he did not have the financial resources to support playing golf around the world.

“After the last three or four years I never thought I’d get another chance,” Dean stated. “Still some gremlins to get past in order to get to my full potential, but like anyone you’ve got to get over them, squash them and keep going.”

“I’ve never been one of the most overconfident people. Coming into this week was a bit daunting. Second event, you don’t really feel like you belong and feel like you’re trying to prove something,” Dean stated.

“Luckily, I managed to get over that quickly and figure out how to get around the golf course.”