Kristoffer Broberg claimed his maiden European Tour win at the BMW Masters in China.
Kristoffer beat Patrick Reed in a play-off for the BMW Masters title at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai.
Both players had finished the tournament at -17 under par an went into the play-off. Kristoffer, from Sweden, made birdie at the first extra hole. the par four 18th, to win the title. It was a dram come true for him, especially as Patrick had a short game to worry him all day;
“That’s a dream come true. I’ve worked so hard all my life for this.”
“I didn’t trust myself, a few weeks ago; I could never win here. I was just so down, and I’m so happy right now.”
“When I won on The Challenge Tour, once in a play-off in Norway, the players out there are really, really good and this field is just a really good field.”
“So I’m just happy to beat all of them. This means a lot to me.”
“His short game was unbelievable all day.”
“I’m playing really good the front nine and I was struggling a bit, a little nervous on the last few holes. The four last holes I was really, really nervous.”
“I get to the play-off and I saw him hit it right. And I hit it a really good drive on the left side and thought, here is my chance, I want to get by the trap.”
“I hit a good nine iron up to four or five metres from the hole and was so happy.”
Patrick had to settle for second place, while Lucas Bjerregaard, Henrik Stenson, Thongchai Jaidee and An Byeong-Hun tied for third at -16 under par, all just one shot off the play-off.
Justin Rose and Paul Casey were next, both finished with -15 under par totals.
Rory McIlroy did not have to worry about his lead in the Race to Dubai, nine of his closest rivals could make up any ground. So next week at he will start at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, in Dubai ahead of the pack.