European Masters: Sweden’s Sebastian Soderberg wins five-way play-off

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The Sebastian Soderberg of sweden held his nerve to assert his first European Tour title in a dramatic five-way play-off in the European Masters in Switzerland.
Soderberg finished tied alongside Rory McIlroy, Lorenzo Gagli, Kalle Samooja and immediately leader Andres Romero following Sunday’s final round at Crans-sur-Sierre under in 14.
The Swede then birdied the initial play-off hole to win the red jacket.
England’s Tommy Fleetwood finished on 12 below.
Following his victory, Soderberg said:”It’s unbelievable. I have dreamt of playing – better doing it like this.
“I was more nervous at first than I was towards the back nine. I got on a run that was fantastic and the ball kept heading in. Simply playing with Rory, a lot of people about, playing with a guy like that adds heat to it right away.
“I was myself that I could play here. I didn’t know I was prepared to win, I still had a terrible start to the time and that I felt like maintain my account for the next year and I was just trying to make my way to the 110. It is just a surreal way to do it”
World number two McIlroy – that won the Tour Championship to secure a prize of 12.2m at the US last Sunday – recorded five birdies in the last seven holes for a final-round score of 67 to race back to contention.
The Northern Irishman maintained on Saturday the exertions in the play-offs about the PGA Tour had caught up with himbut on Sunday he seemed to have the momentum because he chased victory 11 years on from missing out on a maiden European Tour title in a play-off conquer by Jean-Francois Lucquin.
Missed a nice birdie opportunity to take the lead on the 18th, while the Romero of Argentina arrived at the final hole conscious a birdie would seal the win.
Romero, rated 735th in the world, seemed to have fallen from contention on the last round but regained using three birdies in four weeks to reach 14 below on his penultimate hole within an entertaining final round culminated from the episode’s sixth play-off in seven years.

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