Noren shoots 10-under 62, wins BMW PGA Championship

Nick Mcbride
May 29, 2017

The 34-year-old set a new course record as he went round in 62 to finish at 11-under-par, with Italian Francesco Molinari coming home second and two shots further back.

And there was a three-way tie for third with Nicolas Colsaerts, from Belgium, Open champion Henrik Stenson and Japan's Hideto Tanihara finishing on eight-under par but the highest ranked Englishman was Graeme Storm who finished in a tie for sixth alongside Ireland's Shane Lowry.

"It feels very fantastic and very insane, because I had no intention of trying to win this morning", Noren said, who finished hours before the final groups came through.

For Noren, it's his first win of 2017 after he took four European Tour titles past year. I putted probably the best I've ever putted. I did not even think about it.

Noren actually spent the day paired up with fellow Poke Peter Uihlein, who finished at -1 for the tournament, and called it the best round he had ever seen.

The Swede entered the final round at Wentworth's West Course at one-under, but had an fantastic performance that featured eight birdies, zero bogeys, and this eagle on 18 that gave him the lead. I think that's a bit of a learning experience, to take the game across the Atlantic and get familiar with the courses over there.

Dodt, with two bogeys and a double, fell away first.

"I looked at the score a lot at the 12th and 13th holes - I didn't have a clue what I was going to shoot". The only thing I've wanted to do is play better against tougher fields and tougher courses and I view this as a very hard course against a top field.

"It's not super narrow, but if you hit it a little bit wayward, it can cost you. A win like this brings your confidence up and that's what I have always needed, to believe in myself".

"So my confidence goes up and just to work towards my goals and improve on my weaknesses and my strengths and try to figure out where I'm losing shots and gaining shots". He did manage a two-under 70 to close but was languishing in a tie for 40th spot and his place in the season's second major is still on hold.

Lowry had gone to the turn in 30 thanks to five birdies in six holes, including four in a row from the fourth, while overnight leader Dodt recovered from a bogey on the first by chipping in for a birdie on the third and picking up another shot on the next. It's my best week in a while so I've just got to build on this now.

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