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Peter Hanson holds off Rory McIlroy to secure title

Sweden's Peter Hanson won the BMW Masters on Sunday for his second European Tour victory of the year, shooting a 5-under 67 to hold off Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy by a stroke.

Hanson finished at 21-under 267 on The Masters Course at Lake Malaren and earned $1,166,600 in the European Tour's richest regular event. He won the KLM Open last month in the Netherlands and has six career tour victories.

''It's fantastic to win the BMW Masters, and to go head-to-head with the world No. 1 is always nice, but to come out on top it feels great,'' Hanson said. ''This is by far my biggest win, so it feels great, as we had just so many guys in the top 10 in the world, so this trophy is very, very special to me.''

The top-ranked McIlroy, the winner last year when the event was a non-sanctioned exhibition tournament, finished with a 67.

''I didn't get the best of starts but it started coming together over the back nine,'' McIlroy said. ''But he played well and deserved his win. To go out there with the lead and play the way he did and shoot 67, is very impressive, so he was always going to be tough to beat.''

Third-ranked Luke Donald was third at 17 under after a 66, and fellow Englishman Ian Poulter completed a Ryder Cup sweep of the top four spots, closing with a 65 to finish at 16 under.

McIlroy, who began the final round one shot behind Hanson, fell four shots behind after five holes.

The Northern Irishman regrouped with four birdies over his next eight holes and eagled the par-5 15th. McIlroy then closed within two when he holed a 25-footer for birdie at the par-3 16th.

Scores

 

267 Peter Hanson (Swe) 66 64 70 67

268 Rory McIlroy 67 65 69 67

271 Luke Donald 70 67 68 66

272 Ian Poulter 70 69 68 65

273 Shane Lowry 72 64 69 68

274 Paul Casey 70 68 68 68, Alexander Noren (Swe) 68 68 69 69, Justin Rose 68 68 69 69, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 68 69 69 68, George Coetzee (Rsa) 69 68 66 71

275 Graeme McDowell 69 71 66 69, Martin Kaymer (Ger) 68 69 69 69, Michael Hoey 67 70 68 70

276 Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 69 68 69 70, Lee Westwood 70 69 71 66

277 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 69 68 68 72, Jamie Donaldson 62 74 72 69, Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 70 72 65 70, Oliver Fisher 74 67 70 66

278 Soren Kjeldsen (Den) 72 66 70 70, Robert Karlsson (Swe) 71 64 75 68, Ross Fisher 69 69 68 72, David Lynn 69 68 72 69, Wen-Chong Liang (Chn) 69 69 72 68

279 Ashun Wu (Chn) 71 70 69 69

280 Joost Luiten (Ned) 73 73 67 67, Richard Green (Aus) 70 71 71 68, Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 68 71 69 72, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 72 69 70 69

281 Michael Campbell (Nzl) 71 71 70 69, Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa) 70 71 70 70, Danny Willett 72 70 69 70

282 John Daly (USA) 70 74 69 69, David Horsey 68 71 70 73

283 Jose-Maria Olazabal (Spa) 67 72 73 71, Francesco Molinari (Ita) 66 74 73 70, Thomas Aiken (Rsa) 71 68 72 72, Paul Lawrie 69 69 72 73, Rafael Cabrera Bello (Spa) 70 75 69 69

284 Sang-hyun Park (Kor) 72 72 71 69, Robert Rock 74 72 70 68, Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) 69 74 72 69

285 Richard S Johnson (Swe) 70 70 71 74, Anders Hansen (Den) 72 70 67 76, Branden Grace (Rsa) 70 72 74 69

286 Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind) 72 69 74 71, Tom Lewis 71 72 73 70, Matteo Manassero (Ita) 70 73 72 71, Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (Spa) 70 71 72 73, Y.E. Yang (Kor) 74 70 70 72

287 Sang-moon Bae (Kor) 70 73 69 75, Marcel Siem (Ger) 75 70 68 74, Simon Dyson 71 70 71 75, Mu Hu (Chn) 72 74 72 69

288 Alvaro Quiros (Spa) 70 69 75 74, Simon Khan 71 71 73 73

289 Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia (Ind) 73 72 69 75

290 Thorbjorn Olesen (Den) 71 76 75 68, Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) 77 69 72 72

291 Xin-jun Zhang (Chn) 70 73 77 71

292 Rich Beem (USA) 74 70 75 73, Todd Hamilton (USA) 73 74 75 70

293 Richie Ramsay 75 74 71 73, Wen-yi Huang (Chn) 72 70 73 78, Darren Clarke 73 76 71 73

294 Daxing Jin (Chn) 73 75 74 72, Shaun Micheel (USA) 76 72 75 71

295 Hao-tong Li (Chn) 71 73 78 73, Lian-Wei Zhang (Chn) 76 68 74 77

298 Chi-huang Tsai (Tpe) 75 76 72 75, Dong Su (Chn) 70 71 79 78, Paul McGinley 74 75 74 75

299 Thomas Levet (Fra) 75 77 79 68

300 Mike Weir (Can) 73 75 75 77

305 Hao Yuan (Chn) 76 76 78 75, Yongle Huang (Tpe) 78 77 76 74

307 Andres Romero (Arg) 73 80 82 72

308 Wei-Huang Wu (Chn) 75 73 80 80



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