Michael Jonzon Ends His 12-Year Drought


CASTELLON, Spain, was good to Michael Jonzon this weekend. Twelve years without a win came to an end for him on the fairways and greens of the Club de Campo del Mediterraneo at the 2009 Castello Masters, with an impressive 20-foot putt at the 18th to break a three way tie and avoid a playoff.

... And this win brought with it a cute, kissable trophy.

It looks like Mr. Jonzon really got into the kissing part too. ...and that's understandable... sort of... because the stocky, Swedish 39-nine-year-old was on the verge of losing his tour card. Had that happened it would have meant yet another stint in Q-School, a scenario Mr. Jonzon is all too familiar with.

And Michael Jonzon wasn't the only Swede who unexpedtedly impressed the crowds at the Club de Campo del Mediterraneo. Christian Nilsson birdied six straight holes in the final round capped by a 30-foot birdie putt on the 12th, which hung on the edge of the hole for several seconds before falling in. He finished one back from his countryman in a tie for second with Martin Kaymer.

How do you say fist pump in Swedish? With much ferocity, it seems.

Special Thanks to Fuera de Limites. Photos courtesy of : Luis Corralo