Snedeker wins using borrowed clubs

Using fellow competitor John Senden's back-up driver, American Brandt Snedeker pulled off a stunning 5&4 victory over Dane Thomas Bjorn in the World Match Play Championship in Spain after his bag was delayed in transit.


The world number 26, already a winner this year on the US Tour at Torrey Pines in January, shrugged off the disruption to take the first three holes with just 11 borrowed clubs.

"I used John Senden's back-up driver and it worked really well, so I think it's mine now. The putter I got from the pro shop - they haven't charged me yet!" the chirpy American said.

Bjorn has been suffering with a virus but Snedeker showed no mercy, moving to five up through six holes as his bag arrived from Malaga Airport, allowing the 31-year-old to have the maximum 14 clubs.

Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello sprang the surprise of the day as he beat former world number one Martin Kaymer 3&2, while the biggest thrashing of the day was dished out by Justin Rose, who destroyed Robert Rock 7&6.

In the day's other matches defending champion Ian Poulter beat Australian Senden 3&2, Sergio Garcia won his all-Spanish battle with Alvaro Quiros 2&1, Scotland's Paul Lawrie beat Sweden's Peter Hanson 2&1, Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell beat Robert Karlsson by one hole and Charl Schwartzel halved his match with Nicolas Colsaerts.

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