Scott Hend beaten in playoff at Omega European Masters for second straight year

England’s Matt Fitzpatrick has beaten Scott Hend in a playoff for the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

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England’s Matt Fitzpatrick has won his fourth European Tour title after a dramatic sudden-death playoff victory over Scott Hend at the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre GC in Switzerland.

After finishing their third rounds early on Sunday morning, Fitzpatrick came from four shots behind Hend at the start of the final round to finish in a tie for the lead with the Australian at 14-under par.

Hend’s final round of 2-under 68 was solid after dropping two shots early in his round and saw the 44-year-old Australian in his second sudden-death playoff at the Oemga European Masters in two years.

But like last year against Alex Noren, Hend couldn’t quite jump the final hurdle although he wasn’t without a chance to win it.

On the second playoff hole Hend had a five-foot putt to win the tournament after Fitzpatrick had narrowly missed his birdie but the ball slid by the hole and they both players went back to the 18th hole at Crans-sur-Sierre GC for a third time.

After Hend found the fairway bunker, the Australian Olympian thinned his approach shot and only managed a bogey. Fitzpatrick safely on the green required just two putts to claim victory and pocketed the €450,000 cheque joining some great names as the fifth-youngest player to win four times on the European Tour.

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