Noren shoots 10-un­der to win PGA event

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

VIR­GINIA WA­TER, Eng­land – Racked with nerves, Alex Noren could barely line up his six-foot ea­gle putt on the fi­nal hole that would help to clinch him the BMW PGA Cham­pi­onship on Sun­day. The Swedish golfer still man­aged to roll it into the cen­tre of the cup, where most of his putts ended up dur­ing the best round of his life. Redis­cov­er­ing his sen­sa­tional form of 2016, Noren shot a course-record 10un­der 62 at Went­worth and came from seven strokes back in the fi­nal round to win the sig­na­ture event on the Euro­pean Tour against the odds.

“That was the best round of golf I’ve ever seen,” tweeted Peter Uih­lein, Noren’s play­ing part­ner.

The 13th-ranked Noren had to wait be­fore he could re­ally cel­e­brate the ninth and big­gest vic­tory of his ca­reer, and a first prize of 894,000 pounds ($1.14 mil­lion). He started the fi­nal round so far be­hind that more than two hours of play were re­main­ing after his ea­gle on the par-5 No. 18.

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