SHANGHAI — Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg won the BMW Masters on Sunday for his first European Tour title, beating American Patrick Reed with a 10-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff.
Broberg closed with a 5-under 68 to match Reed (67) at 17-under 271 at Lake Malaren.
Reed, a former University High golfer, was searching for answers after yet another disappointment on the final day of a tournament. The 2014 Cadillac Championship winner has five top-10 finishes in his past seven tournaments but hasn’t come up with a trophy.
“All you can ask for is to have a chance come down late on Sunday and I’ve put myself in that position quite a bit recently and unfortunately haven’t gotten in the winner’s circle,” said Reed, who shot a final-round 67. “It hurts, but at the same time, I know what I’m working on right now is definitely the right thing because I’m moving in the right direction. Just have to close one out.”
Sweden’s Henrik Stenson (68), South Korea’s An Byeong-hun (70), Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard (70) and Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee (71) finished a stroke back.
The event was the third of four in the European Tour’s Finals Series. The DP World Tour Championship is next week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
OHL CLASSIC SUSPENDED: In Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, Russell Knox had six birdies in 11 holes and was tied with Graeme McDowell when the fourth round of the rain-delayed OHL Classic at Mayakoba was suspended.
McDowell birdied the par-5 13th before it was too dark to continue. Knox was on the 13th hole.
They were at 19-under par.
It will be the second straight week that a PGA Tour event goes to Monday because of rain. That hasn’t happened in 10 years.
Knox won the HSBC Champions last week in Shanghai. He can become the first player since Camilo Villegas in 2008 to win his first two PGA Tour titles in successive weeks.
Jason Bohn was at 17 under through 12 holes.
Derek Fathauer, the 54-hole leader, was 1 over for the day and four shots back.
PARK WINS OCHOA INVITATIONAL: In Mexico City, Inbee Park won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, holding off Carlota Ciganda for her fifth victory of the season and 17th LPGA Tour title.
The second-ranked South Korean star birdied the final two holes for a bogey-free 8-under 64 and a three-stroke victory over Ciganda in cloudy conditions at tree-lined Club de Golf Mexico.
Ciganda shot a 63. The Spaniard eagled the par-5 second hole and had eight birdies and a bogey.
Park finished at 18-under 270.
She was making her first start since withdrawing in China two weeks ago because of a cyst on her left middle finger.
Park took the lead from top-ranked Lydia Ko in the Vare Trophy standings for season scoring average and moved within three points of Ko in the player of the year standings. Park earned $200,000 and is second on the money list with $2,570,096.
Ko skipped skipping the tournament to rest for her title defense next week in the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.