Jeev finishes 54th at Volvo MastersNovember 3rd, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Valderrama (Spain), Nov 3 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh finished his 2008 European season on a rather low note as he ended tied 54th in the Volvo Masters. Jeev, who won the event two years ago, struggled in tough conditions and shot one of the worst rounds of his professional career Sunday, an 11-over 82, finishing at 24-over 308.
Meanwhile, Soren Kjeldsen won the last ever Volvo Masters after a final round 71 as Robert Karlsson became the first Swede to win The European Tour Order of Merit.
Kjeldsen finished two strokes ahead of England’s Anthony Wall and Germany’s Martin Kaymer.
“Winning is not easy. There’s a lot of good players out here - apart from Tiger Woods, there’s not a lot of people that seem to win a lot,” Kjeldsen said.
Karlsson’s Order of Merit success saw him become the first Swede to win the Harry Vardon Trophy, leaving Lee Westwood to reflect on a season of near misses.
Westwood is back in the world’s top ten for the first time in five and a half years, but once again there was disappointment for him on the final day of a tournament.
Lying second with a round to go after the rain-hit third round was completed, Westwood did not even come close in the end.
Denmark’s Kjeldsen was ahead from start to finish as he won the first prize while Westwood’s joint fourth place with Sergio Garcia, four shots back, and Padraig Harrington’s 13th place meant that Karlsson was certain to top the money list.
The 39-year-old would like to have finished his campaign in the style by winning the event, but was instead down in 32nd spot.
Kjeldsen could even afford to bogey the 16th and 17th and still post a closing 71 and eight under par total of 276. Karlsson has won the money list 19 years after turning professional.