Johnson stays cool to seal home win

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Richard Johnson sank a 30-foot birdie putt on the final green to become only the second home winner of the Scandinavian Masters in the last 12 years today.

With a play-off looming against Argentina's Rafa Echenique, the 33-year-old Swede looked to have played safe with his approach to to the 407-yard last at Bro Hof Slott near Stockholm.

But months of putting woes in America – he has not had a top-30 finish since February – were forgotten as he took his second European Tour title eight years on from his first after a closing 71 gave him an 11-under total of 277.

Italian Edoardo Molinari took another step towards a Ryder Cup debut by finishing third thanks to a 20-foot last putt. That left Open champion Louis Oosthuizen in a tie for fourth with Australian Brett Rumford and New Zealander Mark Brown.