Alexander Noren claimed his third European Tour title of the year after sealing a two-shot victory at the British Masters on Sunday.
The Swede went into his final round holding a three-stroke advantage over the field, and despite being severely tested by eventual runner-up Bernd Wiesberger, he managed to hold his nerve, closing with a 69 to finish on 18-under-par for the tournament.
It looked like it would be a comfortable afternoon for the 34-year-old when he birdied his opening two holes of the day, but bogies at the eighth and 11th, coupled with the impressive form of Wiesberger, meant the two players were all-square as Noren teed off at the 15th.
The world number 18 showed no signs of being flustered however, as he claimed a birdie at the 15th before sealing his success with another gain at the last.
The Scandinavian has now won three European Tour titles in recent months, following on from his successes at the Scottish Open in July and last month’s Omega European Masters, and he admitted after his round that it was an amazing feeling to clinch a hat-trick of triumphs.
On the subject of clinching his third win of the season, Noren said: “It’s an amazing feeling. Honestly I never thought this would happen.”
Austrian Wiesberger finished on his own in second-place on 16-under, one-stroke clear Lee Westwood, who produced an impressive final round of 67, while a group of five players, including former US Open champion Graeme McDowell, secured a tie for fourth on 13-under.