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Fulke Completes Comeback in Scotland

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Sweden's Pierre Fulke completed his comeback from a wrist injury by capturing the Scottish PGA Championship at Gleneagles.
 
Fulke shot a bogey-free 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to better fellow Swede Henrik Nystrom by two shots at 17-under.
 
This is Fulke's second career victory on the European Tour. He won the 1999 Trophee Lancome before being sidelined for seven months due to a wrist injury, which was originally diagnosed as a neck problem. 'It proves my point that I am back where I left off after the Lancome,' said Fulke, who collected $98,928 for his win. 'I haven't been leading going into the final round before and I just coped with it. The level of my game is back to where it was last year, probably even better. It's going in the right direction.
 
Though he led by three entering the final round, Sunday was not a walk in the park for Fulke. Through nine holes, Nystrom had erased the three-stroke deficit to pull level with nine holes to play.
 
After eleven straight pars, Fulke picked up his first birdie at the par-5 12th. But Nystrom matched it. However, one hole later, Nystrom carded a double-bogey to fall two back of his countryman. They then matched each other stroke for stroke over the final five holes, giving Fulke a two-shot victory.
 
'The 13th messed me up,' said Nystrom. 'I had just got ahead and made a mess of that. After that I lost the momentum. But it's been a great week, my best on Tour.'
 
Alastair Forsyth finished as low-Scotsman. Forsyth shot a final-round 75 to tie for 7th. Fellow Scot Paul Lawrie tied for 16th after shooting rounds of 67-74-75-68.