MALMO: Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee kept his nerve to win the Nordea Masters in the first hole of a play-off against Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher in Malmo, Sweden yesterday.
Thongchai, lying four shots off the lead overnight, carded a closing 65 to take the clubhouse lead with a 16-under par total of 272.
He then had to wait for the last four groups to finish, with France’s Dubuisson and Briton Gallacher matching his score.
On the first trip back down the 18th, Thongchai spun his third shot to three feet and, after seeing Dubuisson and Gallacher miss lengthy birdie putts, converted to seal a sixth European Tour title.
“I worked hard today,” said Thongchai.
“I started with three birdies in a row, had another one on six, then a good comeback on 11 (where he conjured up an eagle).
“We were nervous the last few holes -- 16, 17 and 18 are tough holes -- but 16 under was good enough for a play-off.”AFP