Fleetwood comes from 6 shots back to win playoff in Sun City

November 17, 2019 - 9:00 am

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood came from six shots behind going into the final round to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in a playoff on Sunday.

Fleetwood beat Marcus Kinhult on the first extra hole at Sun City for a fifth European Tour victory and his first at the Nedbank. The Englishman made par on No. 18 and Sweden’s Kinhult a bogey in the playoff.

Fleetwood carded three eagles in his final round to surge into contention with a 7-under 65. That put him tied with Kinhult at 12 under overall and into the playoff.

Race to Dubai leader Bernd Wiesberger, Jason Scrivener and Thomas Detry tied for third, four shots behind Fleetwood and Kinhult.

Defending champion Lee Westwood and home favorite Louis Oosthuizen, the first-round leader, were 7 under and tied for sixth.

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