Thomas Bjørn won the Legends Tour’s season-ending MCB Tour Championship by an impressive seven shots, with the 51-year-old Dane striding to a comfortable victory with a final round 67 over the Legends Course at Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius.
The Dane went out last on Sunday with a four-shot advantage over the rest of the field and never game them a chance, adding a five-under-par round to his opening 68 and second round 61 to finish on 20-under-par for 54 holes.
“A four-shot lead is a weird one, as you don’t really know what to expect,” said Bjorn. “I thought it I get to -20 then someone will have to shoot 63 to challenge me and I thought that if they did that then they’d deserve to win. I was trying just not to make bogeys.”
Bjorn was -12 on the par fives for the tournament, and didn’t drop a shot in his final 47 holes.
James Kingston finished a distant second on -13, but it was good enough to seal the John Jacobs Trophy for the Order of Merit title for the 2022 season.
The South African had a tough opening round of 74 at Constance Belle Mare Plage, but recovered with rounds of 65 and 64 to take the runner’s up spot and claim the money list title for the first time.
Kingston played 17 tournaments on the Legends Tour this season, racking up 2,845 points. He won the Swiss Senior Masters and had 10 other top-ten finishes that saw him finish the season ahead of the rest of the field and secure a bonus of €25,000.
Kingston said: “I am quite relieved, I must say, to think of a whole years’ play and to think all of this came down to the last tournament, the last round, the last few holes, unbelievable! I am just extremely proud of how consistent I have played this whole season. I dug deep over the weekend, I am really proud of myself I didn’t make a bogey over the last 36 holes.”