Completed: Circolo Golf TorinoAug 28-31

Italia Open

Scheduled: Crans-sur-Sierre GCSep 4-7

Omega European Masters

European Masters: Thomas Bjorn beats Craig Lee in play-off at Crans-sur-Sierre

By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH.   Last Updated: 10/09/13 3:23pm

  • Share:
Thomas Bjorn: A winner again after a two-year drought

Thomas Bjorn: A winner again after a two-year drought

Sky Bet

Thomas Bjorn claimed a 14th victory of his career as he beat Craig Lee in a play-off at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

Bjorn produced a superb final round of 65, six-under par, to finish on 20-under for the tournament after starting his round with eight one-putts on the greens.

Lee finished with a 61 on Saturday but could not quite conjure up more of that magic and although he was bogey-free he carded a 67 to also finish on 20-under.

Final leaderboard:

(GB & Ire unless stated)
-20 T Bjorn (Den)
-20 C Lee
-19 V Dubuisson (Fra)
-18 A Canmizares (Spn)
-15 R Fisher
-15 MA Jimenez (Spn)

Click Here for collated scores.

The 36-year-old Scotsman was looking for his maiden win on the European Tour and on the last had a 20-foot putt to claim the title at the picturesque Crans-sur-Sierre course high up in the Alps.

Lee's putt looked in all the way but just burnt the edge of the hole and stayed above ground to ensure he had to trudge back to the 18th tee for the play-off with Bjorn.

Both man made the green in regulation, but after Lee again had a narrow miss, Bjorn sank his effort to claim his 14th victory - and the Dane's first since 2011 when he also won at Crans-sur-Sierre.

Much needed

"It was nice I needed it really I had a really good run through the summer and never really got close to winning so I needed to try and get a win again under my belt," Bjorn told Sky Sports.

"I came here not playing the best but I told myself that I was going to keep playing golf the way I know I want to play and it was nice to finally get over the line.

"It was great to win the play-off because I've been having a hard time lately dealing with pressure situations and there's no bigger pressure situation than a play-off."

Frenchman Victor Dubuisson and Spaniard Alejandro Canizares both started the day two shots off Lee's lead, but finished third and fourth respectively after rounds of 66 and 67 left them one and two shots behind the leaders.

Ross Fisher also finished strongly with a 66 putting him on 15-under and in a tie for fifth place alongside Miguel Angel Jimenez after he shot 67.

  • Share:

Related

Omega European Masters 2013

Bjorn: won the Omega European Masters for the second time in three years

Bjorn again

Thomas Bjorn can make the 2014 Ryder Cup after his Omega Masters win, says Wayne Riley.

Craig Lee: Out in 28 and the third-round lead, but no record

Lee shoots 61 to grab lead

Scotland's Craig Lee became the latest man to threaten the European Tour's first sub-60 round before falling short.

Thomas Bjorn: Share of the lead with Stephen Gallacher in Switzerland

Bjorn claims a share at Crans

Thomas Bjorn and Stephen Gallacher are tied at the top at the halfway point of the European Masters at Crans Montana.

Most Popular

Features

Clarke joins Sky

Clarke joins Sky

Darren Clarke has joined Sky Sports' team of analysts and commentators for the 2014 Ryder Cup.

Good Week/Bad Week

Good Week/Bad Week

So much can change in a sporting week and, sure enough, there have been plenty of highs and lows.

Hunter's gathering

Hunter's gathering

Hunter Mahan is in the mix for a Ryder Cup place after his win at The Barclays, says Andrew Coltart.