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Thorbjorn Olesen admits he was relieved to see his poor run of form on the European Tour come to an end with victory at the Turkish Airlines Open. . Olesen saw his seven-shot overnight advantage briefly cut to one stroke after a final round charge from David Horsey, but dug deep to post a two-under 69 and claim his fourth European Tour title.The Dane came to Antalya without a top-25 finish since June and off the back of seven missed cuts in his previous nine European Tour starts, with victory his first success since last years Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Victory moves Olesen from 38th to ninth on the Race to Dubai It means a lot, as the last three or four months have been pretty poor and I havent played well, Olesen told Sky Sports. All of a sudden Im in contention and leading by quite a big margin, which is difficult when you havent been playing well.I knew the guys were able to shoot a low number today so I knew I had to go out and see if I could make a few birdies. European Tour Golf November 7, 2016, 4:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass After nine holes the guys were shooting really low numbers, so all of a sudden there was a lot of pressure there.I felt like I kept it pretty steady. The last four holes were tough mentally and it was really difficult for me to get over the line. Olesen mixed four birdies with two bogeys during his final round Olesen finished three clear of Haotong Li and Horsey, who moved up 25 places in the Race to Dubai standings with his best finish of the season.I just wanted to put a little pressure on early doors and thankfully was able to do that, but just ran out of a bit of steam there on the back nine, Horsey said. David Horsey reflects on a final round 65 at the Turkish Airlines Open, which sees him end the week tied-second Im pleased with how I played and this will give me a lot of confidence. I was probably as relaxed as Ive ever felt playing in contention.If I can just sort of tidy up in a few areas, theres no reason why I cant continue contending in the near future. Live European Tour Golf November 11, 2016, 9:00am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Watch the Nedbank Golf Challenge live from November 10-13 on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf Also See: Race to Dubai standings Turkish Airlines Open highlights Final leaderboard Olesen secures Turkey title . Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee? Green had bounced around the NBA when he wasnt playing overseas. The Pacers gave up on Plumlee after just one season. Now Green and Plumlee are key cogs in the Suns surprising breakout season. .Y. -- Marcell Dareus and the Buffalo Bills defence made life miserable for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Avs edge Toronto 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado (3-0-0), which is off to its best ever start. It has been 50 years since Sandy Koufax last pitched in the major leagues, but his legacy still looms large, as vast as the sun that shines over Dodger Stadium on a cloudless Southern California afternoon. Indeed, in our #MLBRank of the greatest left-handed pitchers of all time, this was the order of the top three:1. Sandy Koufax 2. Randy Johnson 3. Clayton KershawI suppose that order isnt even necessarily so controversial -- I suspect some might scoff at Kershaw, just 125 wins into his superlative career, ranking ahead of the likes of Warren Spahn, Steve Carlton and Lefty Grove -- but Im here to suggest this: I believe the panel is wrong.Sandy Koufax, mythological figure and all, isnt the greatest left-hander of all time.The declaration for Koufax as best ever rests with his five-year run of dominance that ended in 1966 with his retirement at the peak of his powers, no longer willing to endure the cortisone shots to dull the pain in his elbow.To take a shot every other ballgame is more than I wanted to do and to walk around with a constant upset stomach because of the pills and to be high half the time during a ballgame because youre taking painkillers, I dont want to have to do that, he said at his retirement announcement.Lets start here, and with apologies to Spahn, Carlton and the criminally underrated Grove, compare our top three guys and their best five-year runs:In those five seasons, Koufax led the National League in ERA all years. In two of those seasons, he missed some time with injuries, but in the other three he topped 300 innings and compiled win-loss records of 25-5, 26-8 and 27-9, win totals that seem almost unfathomable in todays games of pitch counts and five-man rotations and quick hooks for starters.Its an impressive record, no doubt; Koufax won three Cy Young Awards and an MVP award (and finished second in two other votes). In 1963, he threw 11 shutouts. In 1965, he struck out 382 batters and held batters to .179 average while throwing 27 complete games -- more than Kershaw has thrown in his career.It was, of course, a different era, a good era for pitchers, and few places were better to pitch than Dodger Stadium, then notorious for the highest mound in baseball. Koufaxs ascent in 1962 to the best pitcher in the game coincided not just with a sudden improvement in his control, but with the opening of Dodger Stadium. And Koufax loved Dodger Stadium. His home/road splits from 1962-1966:Home: 57-15, 1.37 ERARoad: 54-19, 2.57 ERAHe was most extreme in 1964, when he posted 0.85 at home and 2.93 on the road. Despite the ERA difference, note that there wasnt a large difference in win-loss record. Dodger Stadium was simply a tough place to hit, and Koufax took advantage of that. He could allow more runs on the road yet still win games. Thats where the ERA+ figure above comes in. That number attempts to adjust for home park effects and the overall run-scoring environment of the league. So while Johnson has the highest ERA of the three, he has the best adjusted ERA (higher is better). Its close, but Koufaxs domination is now put into a different perspective. Then we look at Wins Above Replacement, and Johnsons five-year total exceeds Koufaxs.Then the kicker: These arent even the five best seasons of Johnsons career. He won four straight NL Cy Young Awards with the Diamondbacks from 1999 to 2002, but 1998 -- when he was traded from the Mariners to the Astros -- was a ho-hum 19-11 season with a 3.28 ERA. In 1997, hed gone 20-4 with a 2.28 ERA. In the strike-shortened 1995 season, he went 18-2 with a 2.48 ERA.Even if you think Koufax had the best five-year peak, how can you rank him over Johnson, who had the same or better peak and a much longer career?On the other hand ... we still have the Koufax mythology, the World Series wins, electing not to pitch on Yom Kippur, the credit everyone seems to give him for the what if phase of the rest of his career that never happened. He started seven World Series games, with an 0.98 ERA. He lost three of those games, though he gave up a total of just three earned runs in those defeats. Most famously, he started Game 7 of the 1965 World Series on two days of rest and threw a three-hit shutout.Johnson, meanwhile, won three games in the 2001 World Series, but also struggled at times in the postseason and once went seven starts in a row without a win. Kershaw has his postseason apologists and while he was better in last years division series, he has yet to deliver that signature playoff performance that well be talking about 50 years later and is 2-6 with a 4.45 ERA in 10 starts.So theres something to the Koufax legend that matters beyond the statistics. We want those stories, we want performances to tell the next generations about, to remind them we love the game.So if you want Koufax as your No. 1 guy, I understand. But Johnson tops my list. Hes the greatest left-hander of all time.At least until we see what Kershaw does over the next decade. Wholesale NFL JerseysWholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys ChinaCheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys Canada Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys Canada Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' '