CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland — Facing the pressure of a five-man playoff for the European Masters title, Sweden's Sebastian Soderberg sank his birdie putt on the first extra hole Sunday when Rory McIlroy and others could not.
History repeated itself for McIlroy at Le Golf Club de Crans-sur-Sierre, where he lost a playoff as a 19-year-old in 2008.
"Too many mistakes," said McIlroy, who came to the Swiss Alps for his seventh tournament in eight weeks direct from winning the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup in Atlanta the Sunday before. "Playing that much, sometimes these mental errors creep in."
Soderberg seemed to waste his best chance of victory on the 17th green, three-putting from five feet to fall into a share of the lead at 14 under. The 28-year-old Swede closed with a 4-under 66 for a 266 total, alongside playing partners McIlroy (67) of Northern Ireland and Italy's Lorenzo Gagli (67), and soon joined by Finland's Kalle Samooja (67) and third-round leader Andres Romero (70) of Argentina.
Playing the par-4 18th on the Severiano Ballesteros Course as the first extra hole, the former Coastal Carolina University golfer was the only player to stay on the fairway. He made his putt from eight feet before McIlroy and Samooja missed from closer range.
It's the first European Tour title for Soderberg, whose winner's check more than doubled his career winnings on the circuit and secured his card through 2021.
PGA Tour Champions: Wes Short wins by a shot
CALGARY, Alberta — Wes Short Jr. made a short birdie putt on the final hole to win the PGA Tour Champions' Shaw Charity Classic.
The 55-year-old Texan closed with a 4-under 66 at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club to finish the 54-hole event at 13-under 267, one shot ahead of Scott McCarron (65), who was trying to repeat as the tournament's winner.
Short got a fortunate break when his second shot on the par-5 18th just cleared the water before bouncing off a rock and onto the green. After his eagle attempt was a bit shy, he tapped in a three-foot putt for his second career win on the 50-and-older tour.
McCarron rolled in a 39-foot putt for eagle on the 18th, which pulled him into a tie for the lead with Short and Tom Gillis at 12 under. Short then made his clutch birdie, and Gillis fell back into fourth at 10 under with a double bogey on the last hole for a 69. Second-round leader Steve Flesch (69) was third.
Ooltewah's Gibby Gilbert III (75) tied for 36th at 2 under.
LPGA Tour: Hannah Green rallies late
PORTLAND, Ore. — Australia's Hannah Green overcame a three-shot deficit with a final round of 5-under 67 to win the Portland Classic and deny teenager Yealimi Noh's bid to become the third Monday qualifier to win on the LPGA Tour.
Green erased a three-shot deficit with two birdies over the final four holes at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. She finished at 21 under and won for the second time this season. The 22-year-old won the Women's PGA Championship in June.
The 18-year-old Noh led by three strokes entering the final round and held the same margin after 14 holes, but she struggled down the stretch and settled for a final-round 71 and wound up second at 20 under. Brittany Altomare (69) was third at 17 under, two strokes ahead of Japan's Nasa Hataoka (66) and Canada's Brooke Henderson (71).
Korn Ferry Tour: Harris English in top 25
NEWBURGH, Ind. — Tom Lewis shot his second straight 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the season-ending Korn Ferry Tour Championship.
Lewis, a 28-year-old Englishman, was at 16-under 200 at Victoria National Golf Club. Lanto Griffin (68) was second, with Grayson Murray (65) and Scottie Scheffler (68) and Argentina's Fabian Gomez (66) tied for third at 12 under.
Former Baylor School golfers Harris English and Stephan Jaeger are also in the field, with English tied for 22nd at 7 under after a third-round 71 and Jaeger tied for 59th at 1 under, also after a 71.