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Vincent De Villiers
Junho 9, 2017

Alex Noren poses with the trophy in the locker room after winning the 2017 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The Swede was just looking to get some mojo for next week's Nordea Masters.

The Swedish golfer still managed to roll it into the center of the cup, where most of his putts ended up during the best round of his life.

A barnstorming 10-under-par 62 propelled Swede Alexander Noren to a course record as he romped to a come-from-behind two-stroke victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday.

The win, which moves Noren up into the world's top 10 for the first time in his life, marks his ninth career European Tour title and fifth victory since July 2016. Make that nine now with the biggest win of his life. No one other than the eventual runner-up, Francesco Molinari, got within three shots of the new champion's 11-under-par 277. "I am little disappointed to not have better than my B or C game, and I certainly paid the price for a couple of errant tee shots today that led to bogeys but I made nearly enough birdies to be out there", he said.

"Wentworth is such a tough course mentally", Noren said.

"We got a bit of rain which didn't help our cause and I just hit a bad tee shot on 15 and had a bit of a brain f*** on 17". He played just twice in 2014 because of wrist problems but I think he's kind of found his formula and it's obviously working.

"Under the rules you try and put it back the way it should be, but I still felt uncomfortable, so we took a penalty".

"I'm fairly disappointed at the minute", said Lowry after making double-bogey on two of his last four holes. I was pretty angry after the round, and then took a long rest and tried to just have a good day.

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He had two bogeys in first three holes, but a morale boosting bogey followed by steady pars saw him turn in one- over at which point he was one-over for the tournament.

In the final round, he had no birdies till the 16th, where he got his lone birdie of the day.

The Englishman was three over par for the day when he reached the turn, but produced a grandstand finish to keep himself in the hunt.

"I needed an all-out 5-iron with my second shot at 18".

"The flag was in a great position", he said afterwards. "And it came out ideal, that one shot you want to see in the air".

There were a cluster of players a further shot back on 68 including British Open champion Henrik Stenson and his fellow Swede Alex Noren, the world number 13, as the field enjoyed flawless scoring conditions on a revamped West Course without ripping it to pieces.

The champion was understandably thrilled with a performance that earns $1,166,660 and vaults him to fourth on the Race to Dubai standings and likely eighth in the world rankings. That's no surprise considering Noren is renowned as one of the European Tour's hardest workers.

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