Bjorn ruins Langer's day

Thomas Bjorn sealed his first win of the year and the fifth of his European Tour career in the BMW International Open in Munich yesterday. His closing five-under-par 67 for a 20-under total gave him a three-stroke success over the home favourite, Bernhard Langer.

Thomas Bjorn sealed his first win of the year and the fifth of his European Tour career in the BMW International Open in Munich yesterday. His closing five-under-par 67 for a 20-under total gave him a three-stroke success over the home favourite, Bernhard Langer.

Bjorn proved his second place in the Open and third at the USPGA Championship were no flukes. His recently remodelled swing held up to keep out Langer, who was looking to win the only German title to elude him.

Although Bjorn began the final round sharing a one-shot lead with Spain's Carl Suneson, Langer became the chief threat with his attacking display.

But the Dane would not be moved and his five birdies by the 14th kept Langer, also round in 67, and playing-partner Suneson at bay. When Bjorn made his only mistake, bogeying the 16th after two wayward shots, he had built up a four-shot lead and Langer's charge had been blunted.

Jesper Parnevik slipped back to joint second at the Air Canada Championship in British Columbia after a third-round two-under-par 70. The Swede had been leading at halfway but saw New Zealand's Grant Waite take over at the head of affairs on 16 under after a 68. Parnevik is one shot back alongside Tommy Armour III and J L Lewis. Sergio Garcia trailed by four after a 69.

Great Britain and Ireland failed in their bid to retain the Eisenhower Trophy Men's World Amateur Team Championship as they finished a distant second to the United States in Berlin. The US team won by 16 shots on 23 under and enjoyed a winning double when Bryce Molder held off England's Paul Casey to win the individual title by four shots on 15 under

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