Hansen drives off with second BMW

Sunday, January 30, 2011

ASSOCIATED PRESS

VIRGINIA WATER, England – Anders Hansen rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole Sunday to beat Justin Rose and win the BMW PGA Championship.

The Dane also won the title in 2002 for his only previous European Tour victory. Rose had a chance to extend the playoff, but missed his birdie attempt from 20 feet.

Hansen shot 69 and Rose 71 in persistent rain at Wentworth to finish on 8-under 280, a stroke ahead of Vijay Singh, who had the day’s best score (66) and Richard Sterne (74).

“I think this means a lot more to me than the first time,’’ said Hansen, who played 10 events in the U.S. this year. “It’s a fantastic feeling after all the hard work I’ve put in.’’

Rose, of England, played his first event in six weeks since a back injury sidelined him after finishing fifth in the Masters in April.

“It’s hard not to be disappointed after playing so well in a tournament I love and watched so much as a kid,’’ Rose said. “I think the reason I can play as well as that after a break is that I am very comfortable with my game. It doesn’t take me long to fire my engines again.’’

Singh got to 7 under to lead with 22 players still to complete their rounds. He holed an 80-foot birdie putt at the 15th after changing from a cross-handed to a conventional grip.

“There was no pressure at the start. The leaders were eight in front of me. I just played to shoot a solid round of golf,’’ Singh said. “At the turn I said if we get to 8 under we could have a good chance of winning. I almost got there.’’

Overnight leaders Paul Broadhurst and Ross Fisher faltered in the final round. Broadhurst (80) had two sevens on his card and finished tied for 20th. Fisher (84) began with five bogeys and finished tied for 39th.

Final scores with relation to par and earnings from the BMW PGA Championship, played May 24-27 at the par-72, 7,320 -yard Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, England (Note: x-won in playoff; earnings in euros):

  1. x-Anders Hansen E725,000
    74-70-67-69--280
    -8 2. Justin Rose 483,330
    66-70-73-71--280
    -8 3. Vijay Singh 244,905
    73-72-70-66--281
    -7 3. Richard Sterne 244,905
    68-73-66-74--281
    -7 5. Angel Cabrera 168,345
    70-66-76-70--282
    -6 5. Miguel Angel Jimenez 168,345
    70-68-72-72--282
    -6 7. Luke Donald 130,500
    71-72-71-69--283
    -5 8. Niclas Fasth 93,307
    72-73-68-71--284
    -4 8. Richard Green 93,307
    73-73-67-71--284
    -4 8. Thongchai Jaidee 93,307
    73-70-71-70--284
    -4 8. Henrik Stenson 93,307
    70-73-72-69--284
    -4 12. Markus Brier 63,183
    73-68-70-74--285
    -3 12. Paul Casey 63,183
    73-67-72-73--285
    -3 12. Marcus Fraser 63,183
    67-70-70-78--285
    -3 12. Mikko Ilonen 63,183
    68-71-74-72--285
    -3 12. Peter Lawrie 63,183
    76-69-71-69--285
    -3 12. Andres Romero 63,183
    70-72-75-68--285
    -3 12. Jeev Milkha Singh 63,183
    77-69-67-72--285
    -3 12. Lee Westwood 63,183
    71-72-70-72--285
    -3 20. Paul Broadhurst 49,916
    66-72-68-80--286
    -2 20. Alejandro Canizares 49,916
    68-71-74-73--286
    -2 20. Christian Cevaer 49,916
    72-72-72-70--286
    -2 20. Nick Dougherty 49,916
    69-71-71-75--286
    -2 24. Fredrik Andersson Hed 43,935
    69-72-72-74--287
    -1 24. Ernie Els 43,935
    68-76-72-71--287
    -1 24. Padraig Harrington 43,935
    69-69-75-74--287
    -1 24. Simon Khan 43,935
    67-75-73-72--287
    -1 24. Brett Taylor 43,935
    71-73-72-71--287
    -1 29. Maarten Lafeber 40,020
    73-68-75-72--288
    E 30. Robert-Jan Derksen 33,978
    73-71-72-73--289 + 1 30. Ignacio Garrido 33,978
    71-72-73-73--289 + 1 30. Steven Jeppesen 33,978
    73-72-71-73--289 + 1 30. Martin Kaymer 33,978
    71-75-73-70--289 + 1 30. Francesco Molinari 33,978
    67-72-78-72--289 + 1 30. Colin Montgomerie 33,978
    70-76-70-73--289 + 1 30. Christian L. Nilsson 33,978
    71-73-73-72--289 + 1 30. Peter O’Malley 33,978
    71-72-71-75--289 + 1 30. Marc Warren 33,978
    70-75-72-72--289 + 1 39. Thomas Bjorn 28,710
    74-70-73-73--290 + 2 39. Ross Fisher 28,710
    70-67-69-84--290 + 2 41. Martin Erlandsson 25,230
    70-75-75-71--291 + 3 41. Peter Hedblom 25,230
    72-71-75-73--291 + 3 41. Robert Karlsson 25,230
    72-72-72-75--291 + 3 41. James Kingston 25,230
    70-71-74-76--291 + 3 41. Jose Maria Olazabal 25,230
    70-76-73-72--291 + 3 41. Jean Van de Velde 25,230
    77-68-70-76--291 + 3 47. Garry Houston 21,315
    74-71-74-73--292 + 4 47. Andrew Oldcorn 21,315
    74-71-72-75--292 + 4 47. Oliver Wilson 21,315
    70-71-76-75--292 + 4 50. Ariel Canete 18,270
    72-73-73-75--293 + 5 50. Emanuele Canonica 18,270
    72-70-77-74--293 + 5 50. Paul McGinley 18,270
    74-69-76-74--293 + 5 50. Lee Slattery 18,270
    69-71-76-77--293 + 5 54. Stephen Dodd 15,660
    72-74-70-78--294 + 6 54. Christopher Hanell 15,660
    72-72-74-76--294 + 6 56. Mattias Eliasson 13,376
    72-72-76-75--295 + 7 56. James Hepworth 13,376
    71-72-75-77--295 + 7 56. Raphael Jacquelin 13,376
    72-74-73-76--295 + 7 56. Jarmo Sandelin 13,376
    76-70-76-73--295 + 7 60. Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 11,527
    72-70-78-77--297 + 9 60. Matthew Millar 11,527
    69-69-79-80--297 + 9 60. Jyoti Randhawa 11,527
    68-75-76-78--297 + 9 60. Y.E. Yang 11,527
    68-78-73-78--297 + 9 64. Richard Bland 10,005
    71-71-76-80--298 + 10 64. Thomas Levet 10,005
    70-76-79-73--298 + 10 64. Miles Tunnicliff 10,005
    71-73-75-79--298 + 10 67. Shiv Kapur 9,135
    67-71-81-81--300 + 12 68. Rafael Echenique 8,482
    70-76-76-79--301 + 13 68. Ricardo Gonzalez 8,482
    72-73-78-78--301 + 13 70. Peter Gustafsson 7,930
    74-72-77-79--302 + 14 71. Louis Oosthuizen 6,523
    69-77-76-81--303 + 15 71. Marcel Siem 6,523
    73-72-79-79--303 + 15 73. Brett Rumford 6,519
    77-69-81-77--304 + 16 74. Johan Axgren 6,514
    75-71-77-83--306 + 18 74. Mark Foster 6,514
    71-75-80-80--306 + 18 •••






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