1. ITV Report

Jamie Donaldson wins Irish Open

Jamie Donaldson kisses the trophy after winning the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Photo: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Welshman Jamie Donaldson has claimed his first win on the European Tour - at his 255th attempt.

The 36-year-old won the Irish Open at Royal Portrush by four shots with five birdies in his last seven holes.

Donaldson said his win still felt 'a bit surreal'.

I'm buzzing and I'm so happy to have won on this course - I don't think we have played a better one on the European Tour. It feels a bit surreal to be honest. I don't think it will sink in until later.

– Jamie Donaldson

Donaldson has battled with the genetic spine problem Pars disease, but careful management of it has enabled him to continue his successful career.

More on this story