Noren shoots 10-under to win PGA event
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.