- Patrick Reed talks of his pride at operating on both main tours
- "What an experience so far," the American tweeted
- Reed denied in a play-off at the BMW Masters by Broberg
Patrick Reed tweeted his pride at being part of both the European and PGA Tours after he was denied in a play-off against Kristoffer Broberg at the BMW Masters.
Playing together, Broberg and Reed started two and three shots behind overnight leader Thongchai Jaidee respectively, with the Swede starting strongly with four birdies in his opening eight holes before a bogey at the ninth saw him reach the turn in 33.
Reed, meanwhile, reached the turn in 34, two shots behind his partner but roared into the mix with a spectacular eagle on the par-5 15th as he went four-under in four holes but a bogey at the 17th meant it was play-off time against Broberg, who had one birdie in a flawless back nine.
And the American, who heading into the event was 132 places higher in the world rankings, fell at the final hurdle with Broberg birdieing the first play-off hole to take the title and more than €1m in prize money.
“Of course, I'm not happy and not pleased with the result,” said Patrick Reed. “But at the end of the day, if you would have told me I would have come over, finish second, I wouldn't have teed it up this week; I would have taken it and left.
“It was a solid week and I just have to build on it and have to do things just a little bit better to get in the winner's circle.
Afterwards, he also tweeted:
Broberg, though, was understandably delighted at seeing off the US Ryder Cup star to claim his maiden European Tour win at Lake Malaren, which was also the 100th Swedish win.
“That's a dream come true,” said Broberg. “I've worked so hard all my life for this. I didn't trust myself a few weeks ago, I could never win here. I was just so down, and I'm so happy right now.
“I got to the play-off and I saw him hit it right. And I hit it a really good drive on the left side and thought, 'here is my chance, I want to get by the trap'. “I hit a good nine iron up to four or five metres from the hole and was so happy."
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