Ernie Els secured his seventh World Match Play Championship at Wentworth with a 6&4 victory over Argentina’s Angel Cabrera.

Els had seen off challenges from Colin Montgomerie, Andres Romero, and Henrik Stenson earlier in the week and dominated the US Open champion in the 36-hole final on Sunday. The big South African was 3up after seven holes and 4up after 21. Cabrera?s birdies on the 22nd and 23rd did little to raise his title hopes as they were met with consecutive birdies from Els. The Argentine did well to reduce the lead to two by the 27th, but Els ensured victory with four holes to play after needing only two shots on the par-3 32nd.

Els broke his own record of six wins at Wentworth, making it seven victories in just 14 years. He now stands top of the European Order of Merit.

Elsewhere, Mads Vibe-Hastrup shot four sub-70 rounds to win the Madrid Open on the European Tour. Finishing on 16 under par, Vibe-Hastrup favoured the back nine, scoring birdies on the 10th, 13th and 16th in three of his four rounds. Daniel Vancsik went into the final day with a two-shot lead over Vibe-Hastrup, but a quadruple bogey on the par-5 5th put an end to his hopes as he finished third behind Spain?s Alejandro Canizares.

The Open in Las Vegas was won by rookie George McNeill who carded a final-round 67 to leave him on 23 under par for the tournament. McNeill picked up his first PGA Tour title with a brilliant final round, registering four birdies on the back nine. And despite three-putting for bogey on the 18th, McNeill remained four shots clear of the rest, with DJ Trahan picking up second place and Cameron Beckman third.

World Matchplay Championship WentworthFinal
E Els (SA) bt A Cabrera (Arg) 6&4
Cabrera bt H Mahan (US) 2&1
Els bt H Stenson (Swe) 3&2

Madrid Open
M Vibe-Hastrup (Den) -16
A Canizares (Spa) -13
D Vancsik (Arg) -12
G Bourdy (Fra) -11
R McIlroy (NIre) -11
E Canonica (It) -10 Open
(US unless stated)
G McNeill -23
DJ Trahan -19
C Beckman -15
R Garrigus -15
B May -14
B Van Pelt -14