Ross Fisher beat Anthony Kim, 4 and 3, on Sunday to win the 36-hole World Match Play Championship final in Casares, Spain.
Fisher eagled the 22nd hole and birdied the next to take a 3-up lead at the Finca Cortesin golf course. Kim won the next hole before missing short putts at the next two, then squandering several chances to win holes down the stretch.
“Fortunately the putter finally got a little bit hot,” said Fisher, who became the fourth Englishman to win the event. “It was slow to get going but when I needed some crucial putts, there were some really good putts I holed today.”
Robert Allenby beat Angel Cabrera for third place. The Australian, who won the 18th hole to force sudden death, sank an 18-foot eagle putt on the first extra hole to secure the $368,000 prize. Cabrera earned $296,000.
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