Soderberg wins European Masters in play-off

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Omega European Masters fourth round leaderboard-14 R McIlroy (NI), L Gagli (Ita), S Soderberg (Swe), K Samooja, (Fin) A Romero (Arg); -13 M Lorenzo-Vera (Fra), A Arnaus (Spa); -12 L Herbert (Aus), M Schwab (Aut), W Ormsby (Aus), T Fleetwood (Eng) Selected others: -9 S Garcia (Spa), MA Jimenez (Spa); -8 L Westwood (Eng), -6 E Pepperell (Eng), R Fisher (Eng), J Donaldson (Wal); -5 S Horsfield (Eng), D Horsey (Eng) Full scoreboard

Sebastian Soderberg from Sweden held on to his first European Tour title in a dramatic five-fold play-off with the European Masters in Switzerland.

Soderberg, 28, finished in 14th place, along with Rory McIlroy, Lorenzo Gagli, Kalle Samooja and overnight leader Andres Romero after the final round of Sunday in Crans-sur-Sierre.

The Swede then played the first game-off hole to win the red jacket.

Tommy Fleetwood from England finished 12 under a tie for the eighth.

World number two McIlroy – who won the Tour Championship to win a £ 12.2m prize in the US last Sunday – registered five birdies in the last seven holes for a final round score of 67 to get back in fight to race.

The Northern Irish claimed Saturday's efforts at the playoffs on the PGA Tour had caught up with him, but on Sunday he seemed to have the mo mentum as he pursued the win – 11 years later after missing out a first European Tour title in a play-off defeat against Jean-Francois Lucquin.

Eventually winner Soderberg, who started the day four shots, missed a great birdie opportunity to take the 18th straight lead, while the Argentinian Romero arrived at the last hole, knowing that a birdie would seal the victory . position in the final round, but recovered with three birdies in four to reach 14 under his penultimate hole as an entertaining final round culminated in the sixth play-off of the event in seven years.

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