Tommy Fleetwood wins Nedbank Golf Scenario in play-off

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Tommy Fleetwood wins Nedbank Golf Scenario in play-off
Tommy Fleetwood came storming thru the sphere with a sixty 5, containing three eagles and four birdies

Tommy Fleetwood beat Marcus Kinhult in a play-off to understand the Nedbank Golf Scenario at Solar Metropolis in South Africa.

Fleetwood started the closing spherical six images off the lead however carded a seven-beneath sixty 5 to enact on 12 beneath par, which Swede Kinhult matched with a sixty eight.

The Englishman, who had three eagles throughout his spherical, then made a ultimate par on the first extra gap to understand.

It turned into the 28-365 days-outmoded’s first victory since January 2018 and moved him up to 2nd within the Walk to Dubai.

That final victory came as he defended the Abu Dhabi Invitational in January 2018. Since then Fleetwood has had three runners-up finishes, including at the 2018 US Begin to Brooks Koepka, and this 365 days’s Begin within the aid of Shane Lowry at Royal Portrush.

“It’s in actuality, in actuality cool for these that hang a match,” he advised Sky Sports. “And it be wide for the folks that dawdle on the breeze with you.”

Fleetwood’s sixty 5 turned into three images better than anybody else on Sunday and within the play-off he produced a dazzling up-and-down to make certain his par beat Kinhult’s bogey to set residence the greatest ever winner’s cheque on the European Tour – $2.5m (£1.93m).

He’s now 2nd within the aid of Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger within the Walk to Dubai standings, with handiest one event to pass – the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The Ryder Cup participant is chasing his 2nd victory in that, having received it in 2017.

“It’s an absolute privilege to bag an replace of plentiful the Walk to Dubai,” added Fleetwood. “It’s sensible almost definitely the most things I’m most comfortable with in my profession.

“I’ll initiate pondering next week down the line. But I’m happy for the difficulty. I also can honest play terribly however I in actuality feel very ready.”

Wiesberger resulted in a tie for third alongside Jason Scrivener of Australia and Thomas Detry of Belgium, however four images adrift of Fleetwood and Kinhult.

The 34-365 days-outmoded from Vienna dropped three images in his closing four holes to budge out of opponents.

England’s Lee Westwood done joint sixth, whereas Scotland’s Bob MacIntyre hit an very ultimate sixty eight to follow his sixty 5 on Saturday to consequence in a tie for eighth, his seventh top-10 enact in his debut season on the European Tour.

It also supposed the 23-365 days-outmoded leapfrogged Kurt Kitayama of the USA within the shuffle for the Tour’s prestigious Rookie of the Year title.

“Superior the Rookie of the Year would point out all the pieces,” he acknowledged. “That could perchance be not probably.”

In a single day chief Zander Lombard of South Africa done alongside MacIntyre after finishing with a 5-over Seventy seven.