Broberg Wins First Title at BMW Masters

Kristoffer Broberg picked a great time for his first win on the European Tour, winning the third leg of the Final Series with a playoff victory over American Patrick Reed.

The birdie on the first playoff hole was actually less dramatic than the way he made it into the extra stanza, sinking a 12-foot birdie on No. 18 to force the playoff.

Reed looked like he would be the hero of the day just moments earlier as he sliced four strokes off the lead from the 13th to the 16th, including an eagle on No. 15 that put him into a tie for first.

But Reed bogeyed 17 and could only par 18 to keep the door ajar for Broberg. Broberg had three previous second-place finishes on the European Tour, including this year at the Made in Denmark event.

He is the youngest player to ever win the BMW Masters, the 100th Swedish winner in Euro Tour history, and just the fifth player ever to win his first European Tour title at a Final Series event.

Fellow Swede Henrik Stenson made a strong showing, finishing tied for third with a closing weekend of 65-68. He wound up tied with former leaders Lucas Bjerregaard, Byeong-Hun An, and Thongchai Jaidee.

 

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