Atwal finishes eighth; Kapur disappoints

Atwal had rounds of 68, 72, 67 and 74 for a total of one-over 281 to finish at eighth in a six-way tie and picked up USD 169,000.

Keegan Bradley parred the first hole of a playoff with Ryan Palmer. Bradley sank a 2-foot par putt at the 419-yard 18th hole in the playoff, while Palmer’s approach went into the water before a 13-foot bogey putt.

Palmer (72) and Bradley finished at 3-under 277, the highest winning score on the PGA tour this year — and the highest in relation to par in a non-major since 1999.

It was the fifth playoff in six weeks and 10th overall. Atwal, after starting the day at third place, seemed to ruin his chances with back-to-back bogeys on second and third. But he made up with birdies on fifth and seventh.

At the turn, he was still three-under for the event and a fair shot at the title. But with bogeys on 11th, 14th, 15th and 18th, he ended on eighth.

SSP, Kapur end tied 31st

Indian golfers Shiv Kapur (71) and SSP Chowrasia (73) played contrasting back-nines on the final day of the BMW PGA Championships, but both ended tied 31st in a dramatic tournament at Wentworth, UK.

Much after the Indian duo had finished, Luke Donald beat Lee Westwood in the first play-off hole to capture the European Tour’s flagship event at the Wentworth Club.

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