South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel won golf’s Alfred Dunhill Championship by 12 strokes in his home nation today for his second victory in a week.
He scored a final-round 69, 3-under par, in Malelane to end on 24-under. Kristoffer Broberg of Sweden was second. It was Schwartzel’s eighth victory on the European Tour and earned him 237,750 euros ($313,000).
A week ago Schwartzel clinched his first victory in 20 months at the Thailand Golf Championship, winning by 11 shots. That was his first title since the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta, Georgia.
Daniel Popovic scored a 3-under 69 to win the Australian PGA Championship at Coolum by four strokes today. The rookie ended on 16-under, with fellow Australians Rod Pampling and Anthony Brown in second spot.
In Malaysia, Sergio Garcia of Spain scored a final-round 61, 11-under par, to win the Iskandar Johor Open, cut to 54 holes because of storms.
Garcia ended on 18-under, three shots ahead of Jonathan Moore of the U.S., who also had a 61 in the third round at Johor Bahru.
In Brunei, Asia beat Europe in a playoff to win the Royal Trophy, a team event initiated by the late Seve Ballesteros six years ago.
South Korea’s Kim Kyung-Tae and YE Yang defeated Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts and Italy’s Francesco Molinari in a fourball playoff at the first extra hole. Colsaerts couldn’t match Kim’s birdie putt.
Spain’s Jose Maria Olazabal, who captained Europe’s Ryder Cup team to success against the U.S. in September, was player- captain for the European team in Brunei. The teams were tied 8-8 after regulation play