Life-changing’: Delivery driver wins $217,000 at Kenya Open golf tournament

British golfer and part-time delivery driver Joe Dean hailed his performance at the Kenya Open as “life-changing” as he received a check for just under 200,000 euros ($217,000) by finishing in a tie for second place.The result caps a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for Dean, who was delivering groceries for U.K. supermarket chain Morrisons as recently as last week.”After the last three or four years I never thought I’d get another chance,” Dean said.

 

 

 

Joe Dean of England reacts on the 16th green during day four of the Magical Kenya Open at Muthaiga Golf Club on February 25, 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya. 

 

 

British golfer and part-time delivery driver Joe Dean hailed his performance at the Kenya Open as “life-changing” as he received a check for just under 200,000 euros ($217,000) by finishing in a tie for second place.

 

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

 

 

Gideon Canice

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