Hanson Beats Canizares in Playoff to Win Golf’s Iberdrola Open

Sweden’s Peter Hanson beat Alejandro Canizares of Spain in a playoff to win golf’s Iberdrola Open in Mallorca for a first European Tour success since August 2008.

Hanson, 32, who claimed his victory at the first extra hole, had tied with Canizares on 6-under-par 274 after both hit final rounds of 4-under today.

The Swede picks up a check for 133,300 euros ($164,800), with Canizares taking prize money of 88,880 euros. James Kingston of South Africa was third, four shots back.

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