Five-man playoffs are a rarity in professional golf, but it happened at this week’s Omega European Masters, where Sweden’s Sebastian Soderberg defeated four others (including Rory Wade Ormsby, and three over Soderberg. Although he started his final round with a bogey, Sebastian had string of pars was broken on the 7th with a birdie and made the turn at even par. The back nine is where Soderberg made his move with five straight birdies on 10 through the 15th to take control of the tournament at 15 under par. His bogey on 17 brought him back with the rest of the field, and once the dust had settled, Soderberg, Lorenzo Gagli, Andres Romero, Rory McIlroy, and KalleSamooja. On the first playoff hole, Sebastian Soderberg’s birdie ended the tournament and earned him his first career European Tour victory.
Next week, the European Tour heads to Hamburg, Germany for the Porsche European Open.
McIlroy) in front of a home crowd. Andres Romero began the day with a one shot lead over