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England’s Lee Westwood won the Nordea Masters at Bro Hof Slott by five shots from countryman Ross Fisher. It was Westwood’s 22nd European Tour victory.

It was the third time the Englishman has tasted success in this event. He won in 1996 and then again in 2000.

“It feels really special winning here another time,” he said. “I’ve won it in three decades now which just shows how old we’re getting!”

Westwood began the day with a three shot lead, but his advantage over Ross Fisher and Peter Hanson was cut to two as the 39-year-old missed a number of makeable putts on the front nine.

But the World Number 3 put the pedal to the metal on the back nine as both Fisher and Hanson stumbled. Westwood followed a stunning eagle at the 12th with a birdie at the 15th, then parred his way in for a comfortable five shot victory.

“I hit some really solid shots,” he said. “It didn’t look like I was hitting it close on the last three holes but I can tell you those last three holes I hit it exactly where I wanted to every time.”

Ross Fisher’s run at the title ended in a watery grave on the 13th as he stumbled to a double bogey. The Englishman recovered well with three birdies from the 15th to finish the week alone in second.

Sergio Garcia played a fine closing round of 67 that included six birdies between the 4th and 15th holes. But he found the water at the 17th and a bogey followed. He finished in a tie for third with Hanson and Finland’s Mikko Ilonen who closed with a 68.

Nordea Masters
Bro Hof Slott GC, Stockholm, Sweden
6-9 June, purse €1,500,000, par 72

1   Lee Westwood (Eng)   68   64   68   69   269   €250,000
2   Ross Fisher (Eng)      70   68   65   71   274   €166,660
T3   Sergio Garcia (Esp)   69   69   70   67   275   €77,500
T3   Mikko Ilonen (Fin)   70   69   68   68   275   €77,500
T3   Peter Hanson (Swe)   67   68   69   71   275   €77,500
6   Joakim Lagergren (Swe) 70   68   69   69   276   €52,500
T7   Richard Sterne (RSA)   69   67   73   68   277   €38,700
T7   Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind)   73   66   68   70   277   €38,700
T7   Felipe Aguilar (Chi)   69   70   68   70   277   €38,700
T10   Ignacio Garrido (Esp)   67   69   73   69   278   €26,888
T10   Pelle Edberg (Swe)   69   69   70   70   278   €26,888

T10   Gregory Havret (Fra)   70   69   68   71   278   €26,888
T10   Alex Noren (Swe)      74   66   66   72   278   €26,888

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage

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