May 28th, 2017
Alex Noren wins BMW PGA Championship
With stunning course record 62!
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Alex Noren pulled out all the stops at the BMW PGA Championship today to win by two shots with a superb course record equalling 62. Only two other platers have recored a -10 round at Wentworth.
He got off to a fast start with birdies on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Another birdie on the 7th saw him make the turn in 31.
Another burst of birdies on the 12th, 13th and 14th and he was cooking it. But there was more to come. He birdied the 16th, and then finished his round with a magnificent eagle on the risk and reward 18th to card a 62 and take the club house lead.
He did not drop a shot all day, and simply blew away the rest of the field with his exceptional 62.
His previous career best round was a 66 in the third round of the World Golf Champions – HSBC Champions in 2016, so he shaved four shots off that for starters. He won four times in 11 events last season, but began the day seven shots off the lead, so this was one hell of a charge!
GP favourite Nicolas Colsearts also went low today with a fine seven under 65. He made the turn in 31 with 3 birdies, and then unleashed the beast with eagles on the par 5 12th and 18th.
But there was a nasty double bogey on the the par 4 15th, and a bogey on the 13th. With two further birdies on the 14th and 16th, he carded a 65 to take third place with Japan's Hideto Tanihara, and Sweden's Henrik Stenson.
Francesco Molinari snuck in to take second place with a birdie on the 18th.