Tuesday, 09 January 2018
Jeunghun Wang  (Getty Images)
Jeunghun Wang (Getty Images)
Jeunghun Wang won his third European Tour title after beating Joakim Lagergren and Jaco Van Zyl in a play-off at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters last January.

The South Korean began the day with a three-shot lead, but was caught on the back nine before retaking top spot on his own with a birdie on the 16th.

A bogey on the next dropped him into the play-off at 16 under, but after taking a brave line over the back of the green on the first visit back up the 18th, he got up and down for a winning birdie.

The win for Wang came in just his 29th European Tour event and at 21 years and 144 days old, he is the third youngest player to win three events after Matteo Manassero and Seve Ballesteros.

Wang won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award two seasons ago after his victories at the Trophée Hassan II - also after a play-off - and the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. Victory in Qatar helped him climb to 39th in the Official World Golf Ranking to earn an invite to the Masters Tournament.

"When I was young, I really wanted to play the Masters," he said. "I always imagined that I would play there. Maybe now I have a chance to play the Masters. So I'm so happy about it and I hope I'm going to get in the Masters. That's my dream, dream tournament.

"This feels really fantastic for me. It's really, really great. I'm so happy.

"I just don't want to get any pressure this year. I just want to learn from the other players. I just want to keep winning, I hope. I've really got a lot of confidence right now, I just want to play another tournament."

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