Monday Rewind: 5 things we learnt in #OEM2016

Mon 05 Sep 2016

Monday Rewind: 5 things we learnt in #OEM2016

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Omega European Masters - Day FourCrans Montana, Switzerland, September 5: Alex Noren of Sweden won the prestigious Omega European Masters for the second time since 2009 after defeating Australia’s Scott Hend on the first extra hole.
In this Monday Rewind, we reflect on a fantastic week at the Swiss showpiece, sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour at the beautiful Crans-Sur-Sierre Golf Club.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1[/dropcap] The 2016 edition was the 70th year the Omega European Masters was hosted at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Crans Montana, making it the longest running golf tournament at the same venue in Europe and second in the world after the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2[/dropcap] It has been a great 2016 season for Noren so far. He welcomed a baby girl in February and was victorious at the Scottish Open in July. With his latest win, the Swede is now the only player after the late Seve Ballesteros of Spain and Thomas Bjorn of Denmark to win two Omega European Masters titles.
Scott Hend of Australia Scott Hend of Australia
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3[/dropcap] Despite missing out on his first win on European soil and third of the season, Hend’s runner-up finish has propelled him to the top of the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit, where he leads with US$714,112.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4[/dropcap] One of the favourite moments last week was the Turn Back Time Hickory Golf Challenge, which saw Lee Westwood, Danny Willett, Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Paolo Quirici take to the 10th and 18th holes for a vintage golf showdown, complete with outfits from the 1930s and hickory clubs!
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5[/dropcap] China’s Li Hao-tong emerged as the highest place Asian in tied-18th position, finishing nine shots back on eight-under-par 272. It was his second appearance in the long-running event.