Garcia edges out Wilson in Shanghai

New world number two Sergio Garcia edged out Ryder Cup team-mate Oliver Wilson in a play-off to win a thrilling rain-affected HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

New world number two Sergio Garcia edged out Ryder Cup team-mate Oliver Wilson in a play-off to win a thrilling rain-affected HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

Spaniard Garcia carded a final round four-under-par 68 to join overnight leader Wilson at the top of the leaderboard after the Englishman shot a fourth round of 70 on the fifth day at Sheshan International Golf Club.

In the play-off, Garcia birdied the second extra hole to claim his second win in three weeks after triumphing at the Castello Masters on his home course at the end of October.

With the win, Garcia claimed a career-high in the world rankings, while the $833,300 (€650,000) first prize sends the 28-year-old top of the inaugural Race to Dubai.

Ryder Cup rookie Wilson, who earned his trip to Valhalla even through he has yet to win a title, earned his fifth runner-up finish of 2008.

“It feels great,” said Garcia after claiming his eighth European Tour victory.

“I am so proud, to win and become world number two, it’s been a great week.”

SAS Masters winner Peter Hanson shot a six-under-par 66 to share third place alongside former US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, who birdied the final hole for a second consecutive 70, at 13-under.

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson (71) finished fifth at 11-under, with South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel (70) and Australian Adam Scott (70) a further shot off the pace.

More in this section

IE_180_logo
Price info

Subscribe to unlock unlimited digital access.
Cancel anytime.

Terms and conditions apply

Ireland's Top 10 Hidden Gems

Ten of the best golf courses in Ireland that too few people know about.

Read Here
Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox