Portuguese Masters: Andy Sullivan wins by nine shots
|Portugal Masters final leaderboard|
|-23 A Sullivan (Eng); -14 C Wood (Eng); -13 A Wall (Eng), T Fisher (SA), E de la Riva (Spa); -12 C Lee (Sco), T Pieters (Bel), J Campillo (Spa)|
Andy Sullivan cruised to a nine-shot victory in the Portugal Masters to become the first three-time winner on the European Tour this season.
The Englishman, 29, went into the final round with a five-shot lead.
His closing five-under 66 ensured that he was never challenged in Vilamoura, finishing on 23 under par.
Compatriot Chris Wood was second on 14 under after a 68, with Anthony Wall, Trevor Fisher and Eduardo de la Riva another shot back in joint third.
|Sullivan now has that winning mentality|
|Andy Sullivan failed to win in his first 84 appearances on The European Tour. But he has now won three times in 23 events.|
|He moves into the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings and rises to 15th in this season's European rankings, the Race To Dubai - three places ahead of Sunday's runner-up Chris Wood.|
"It's just absolutely incredible," he said. "To lead from day one right through the final day is nothing I've ever experienced before so I wasn't sure how I'd cope.
"I think I did all right but it was a lot harder than I made it look. I knew I needed to keep going, keep pushing, and keep staying ahead.
"I felt like I never really got to relax until that second shot to the 18th, even though I knew I had a big lead. Golf's a funny game, you just never know what can happen."
Wood, from Bristol, had his seventh Top 10 finish of the season - and his third in as many weeks.
"I didn't play that great," he said. "But, even if I had, I don't think it would have made too much of a difference, as Andy played absolutely superbly.
"Hats off to him. I knew the game was probably up after five or six holes, because he wasn't missing a shot."