Nov 15th, 2015
Good on you Bro-Berg
Kristoffer Broberg gets his first win at BMW Masters
Words: Daniel Owen Photography: Getty Images
Well we said it was going to be tight at the top, and it was. But with all the top names in the top ten, it was Kristoffer Broberg who got the job done at the BMW Masters, winning in a playoff from Ryder Cup player Patrick Reed having tied him at 17 under.
Broberg birdied the 18th in the play off. The 29 year old Swede makes his first win sound so simple: "I hit a good swing with my driver, a long one left side, and a pure nine iron into the green and made the putt.” Reed had driven in the rough, and hunkered himself with his approach. He hit a great third to save his par, but could only watch on as Broberg rolled in his downhill 15 footer. “I've worked so hard all my life for this. I have no words” said Broberg in his post round interview.
But in an exciting final day the it could have been anyones. Overnight leader Thongchai Jaidee had a putt on the last to make the playoff, as did Byeong-hun An. Reed bogged 17 to drop back to Broberg, where a par would have got him the win. Sergio Garcia dropped three shots in the final two holes, going in the water on 18, to drop down the leaderboard.
Henrik Stenson had made a charge birdieing the 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th, but he couldn’t find a birdie in his last two holes to get to the elusive 17 under. Paul Casey bogied the last when a birdie would have got him into the playoff, while the golf budgerigar, Lucas Bjerregaard also could have made the playoff with a birdie on the last.
Danny Willett needed a good finish this week to take top spot in the Race to Dubai. Only managing a tied 28th, he is just 1,613 points behind Rory McIlroy. It’s still all to play for next week, here’s hoping the DP World Tour Championship final day is half as good as today was.