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
Thomas Bjorn: A winner again after a two-year drought
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.
(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)
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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.
"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.