Alex Noren, from Sweden, shot an amazing final round of 62 to win the BMW PGA Championship, on the revamped West Course at Wentworth Golf Club, in England.
Alex and Trophy
Alex had carded eight birdies in his first sixteen holes, to tie the leaders, and then made Eagle on the 18th to seal victory at the BMW PGA Championship, with a -10 under par 62 final round, giving him a tournament total of -11 under par.
Alex said he had no intention of winning this tournament this morning, but gave his best ever putting performance today;
“It feels amazing and crazy because I had no intention of trying to win this morning.”
“I didn’t even think about it when I came off the course quite angry yesterday after playing a good round and chipping it into the water from the back of the green on 18.”
“It’s a great feeling now but it feels unreal.”
“It’s a tough course mentally coming down the stretch. It’s not super narrow but it’s just if you hit it a little bit wayward it can cost you.”
“I putted probably the best I’ve ever putted.
Francesco Molinari, Italy, was in second place, two shots back at -9 under par, with a last round -4 under par 68;
“Bittersweet, obviously. I’m happy with my performance today.”
“Alex did something quite special so it was hard to beat, really.”
Three players tied in third place at -8 under par, Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, -7 under 65 today, Henrik Stenson, Sweden, -4 under 68 and Hideto Tanihara, Japan, -4 under 68 in his final round.
Nicolas said he should have had ten under;
“You know what, I had it on a string all day. It could have been ten under except for one bad swing on 15.”
Henrik said he just made too many mistakes;
“Too many unforced errors and this was definitely the best chance for me to win this tournament over all the years I’ve played it.”