Alex Noren wins European Masters in playoff with Scott Hend

The winner, Alex Noren of Sweden, poses with the trophy after the final round of the Omega European Masters Golf Tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Sunday, Sept.4, 2016. Alex Noren of Sweden sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to beat Scott Hend of Australia in a playoff for the European Masters title on Sunday. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
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CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) Alex Noren of Sweden sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to beat Scott Hend of Australia in a playoff for the European Masters title on Sunday.

Noren fired a 5-under round of 65 to be tied at 17 under with Hend, the overnight leader who carded a 66 on the Swiss Alps course.

The 39th-ranked Noren won the 450,000 euros ($502,000) prize and his sixth European Tour title on the same Swiss Alps course where his first came in 2009.

In third place, Andrew ''Beef'' Johnston of England went 5 under on the inward nine holes to card a 65, trailing Noren and Hend by three.

Lee Westwood was best of Europe's Ryder Cup players, firing a 7-under 63 to place fourth, five strokes back.