Fresh off the back of a Swedish victory at last week’s World Cup of Golf, Henrik Stenson has walked away with the Nedbank Challenge Cup.

He is the first Swede to ever win the event at Gary Player Country Club and is the first European to win the tournament since 2003.

He closed the final round with a nine-shot victory on 68, after leading from the start. The four-under effort put him 21-under par for the whole tour – well clear from second place, Kenny Perry.

Perry did secure the best closing round of the final day on 65, however, Stenson began the final round with an eight-shot advantage over the American and managed four birdies in six holes to secure his victory.

The Swede walked away with a cheque for $1.2m saying: “An eight-shot lead going into the final round made me feel pretty comfortable, and I just went out there and took care of business.”

His World Cup Of Golf partner Robert Karlsson ended the tour in third, after losing his second place in the final round to Perry.

Home player Rory Sabbatini (70) ended in fourth, while Ryder Cup compatriots Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood finished on 70 and 72 respectively.

Nedbank Golf Challenge
Gary Player Course, Sun City, South Africa
Dec 4-7, purse $4,385,000, par 72

1    Henrik Stenson (Swe)    63    71    65    68    267    $1,200,000
2    Kenny Perry (USA)    73    70    68    65    276    $600,000
3    Robert Karlsson (Swe)    72    68    67    72    279    $400,000
4    Rory Sabbatini (RSA)    68    70    72    70    280    $300,000
T5    Sergio Garcia (Esp)    72    70    72    70    284    $267,500
T5    Lee Westwood (Eng)    70    72    70    72    284    $267,500
T7    KJ Choi (Kor)        72    67    73    74    286    $245,000
T7    James Kingston (RSA)    72    77    70    67    286    $245,000
9    Justin Rose (Eng)        73    73    72    72    290    $230,000
10    Trevor Immelman (RSA) 72    73    69    77    291    $220,000
11    Luke Donald (Eng)    72    74    71    75    292    $210,000
12    Miguel A Jimenez (Esp)    75    76    73    69    293    $200,000

Note: Players in bold signifies Titleist ball usage only

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