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Turkish Airlines Open: Victor Dubuisson targets Ryder Cup as Rory McIlroy slips away

By Staff Reporter

Published 02/11/2015

Victor Dubuisson won the Turkish Airlines Open for the second time in three years
Victor Dubuisson won the Turkish Airlines Open for the second time in three years

An emotional Victor Dubuisson is targeting another Ryder Cup appearance after winning the Turkish Airlines Open for the second time in three years, as Rory McIlroy's challenge fizzled out in Antalya.

Dubuisson broke down in tears on the 18th green after carding a closing 66 to finish 22 under par, one shot ahead of South Africa's Jaco Van Zyl, with Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat a shot further back.

World number three McIlroy began the day just a shot off the lead after three consecutive 67s, but could manage only a final round of 71 to finish in a tie for sixth. "It was so hard because there were so many personal reasons why I did not play so much this year," said Dubuisson, who declined to reveal any details.

Dubuisson, who was unbeaten on his Ryder Cup debut at Gleneagles in 2014 and now leads the qualifying race, added: "Hopefully I can play again. I have put myself now in a good position but there is still a lot of work to do."

The consolation for McIlroy was increasing his lead over Danny Willett to almost 400,000 points as he seeks a third Race to Dubai title in four years.

"It's always disappointing whenever you have a chance to win and you don't play well enough to do that," the 26-year-old said.

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