Bjorn wins Omega European Masters

Thomas Bjorn has won his second European tour event in as many weeks after a magnificent final round of 62 and now tops the Ryder Cup standings for 2012

Thomas Bjorn

Thomas Bjorn has claimed back-to-back victories on the European Tour after a final round 62 at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

The Dane's nine-under-par round at Crans-sur-Sierre matched his career best in a European Tour event and helped him overturn a three shot deficit to win by four strokes.

Bjorn, who also won the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles last week, has now won three events this year.

Germany's Martin Kaymer finished on 16-under-par to finish second while Rory McIlroy, Jaco Van Zyl and Jamie Donaldson tied for third on 15-under-par.

Bjorn started his day slowly and was one-over-par through four holes. He then produced four birdies in a row before another at the 11th hole saw him take the lead.

He birdied the 14th and then eagled the 15th hole, sinking a 12-foot putt in the process.

Bjorn produced back-to-back birdies on the final two holes to close out the victory in style, holing 8-foot putts at both.

Bjorn said: "The way I finished was special and it's been an amazing two weeks. I started hitting my wedges so well last week and kept it going. At the end you think nothing can go wrong.

"Golf seems easy sometimes and you have to remember that when you are not playing well."

Victory at the Omega European Masters marks Bjorn's 13th career win on the European Tour since 1996.

After flourishing in his early years he had been suffering from a dip in form since losing the 2003 British Open from three shots up with four holes to play.

He won in Qatar at the start of the season before returning to Royal St Georges for this year's British Open Championship, finishing fourth.

A resurgent Bjorn has now moved into the world's top 30 players and is finding his form again at the right time.

The win sees him leading the points table for the 2012 Ryder Cup in Chicago, as this week marked the start of European qualification.

Having acted as an assistant to Bernhard Langer in 2004 and again to Colin Montgomerie at Celtic Manor, his last appearance as a player came in 2002.

On his chances of returning, he said: "There's a long, long, way to go and with the talent we have, it's going to take a few more of these weeks."

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