Monday, November 14

Alex Noren: 'The Round of My Life'

WHAT WAS THE ROUND OF YOUR LIFE? Mine was probably in a high-school tournament. It was a long time ago.

For Alex Noren, it was a 63 in the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa that propelled him to his fourth victory on the European Tour this season. Noren made up six shots on the last day and won going away.

"I found something," Noren said. "This was the round of my life."

The 34-year-old Swede collected $1.16 million for his work and jumped to third place in the Race to Dubai, the European Tour's points contest. Just two years ago Noren only won $6,000 on tour. This year he has banked more than $3.3 million.

Now that's a turnaround.

Perez Wins

Pat Perez won his second PGA Tour title in Mexico on the weekend. He fired a closing 67 to slip by runnerup Gary Woodland at the OHL Classic. Perez said his "aggressive" attitude made the difference. His first victory came at the 2009 Bob Hope Classic.

Bernhard Langer won the season-long Charles Schwab Cup on the PGA Champions Tour. Ho hum. Nothing new there. Perhaps we need a nickname for Bernhard. How about "The Dominator"?

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