BMW PGA Championships: Danny Willett takes the title as India's Shubhankar Sharma finishes disappointing 17th

Danny Willett, who had a major slump after his 2016 win at Masters, continued his superb comeback as he added the BMW PGA title to the DP World Championship he won in November last year.

Press Trust of India September 22, 2019 23:44:09 IST
BMW PGA Championships: Danny Willett takes the title as India's Shubhankar Sharma finishes disappointing 17th
  • Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma had a disappointing final round as he slid from overnight tied third to finish tied 17th at the BMW PGA Championships.

  • Shubhankar had a forgettable four-over 76 in the final round to slip down the ladder.

  • Eventual winner Willett was a picture of consistency as he carded five-under 67 and finished the week at 20-under.

Wentworth: In line for his best-ever result on the European Tour, Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma had a disappointing final round as he slid from overnight tied third to finish tied 17th at the BMW PGA Championships on Sunday.

Shubhankar had a forgettable four-over 76 in the final round to slip down the ladder.

BMW PGA Championships Danny Willett takes the title as Indias Shubhankar Sharma finishes disappointing 17th

File image of Shubhankar Sharma. AP

Meanwhile, Danny Willett, who had a major slump after his 2016 win at Masters, continued his superb comeback as he added the BMW PGA title to the DP World Championship he won in November last year.

Willett was a picture of consistency as he carded five-under 67 and finished the week at 20-under.

Jon Rahm of Spain, who was tied with Willett after 54 holes, managed only a two-under 70 and ended second at 17-under.

Christiaan Bezuidenhout (68) was third at 15-under, while Amercian Billy Horschel (67) was fourth along with yet another American Patrick Reed, who succeeded Willett as the Masters champion in 2017. Reed shot six-under 66 to be tied fourth.

Shubhankar, who had five birdies against one bogey on the front nine in the third round, suffered a severe reversal of form as he had four bogeys against one birdie.

In the third round, he had nine birdies in his blistering 66, but on Sunday he managed just one against five bogeys.

He bogeyed four times on the front and had only one birdie against it.

On the back nine he again bogeyed the 11th and had no more birdies.

Playing with Justin Rose, the Indian started the day at 12-under and finished at eight under.

Rose, too, dropped two back-to-back double bogeys and dropped from overnight third to eighth at 12-under.

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