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Jacobson Wins Volvo Masters Golf Tourney in Playoff - 2003-11-02

Fredrik Jacobson of Sweden made an easy par putt as darkness fell on the fourth playoff hole, to beat home country player Carlos Rodiles and win the Volvo Masters golf tournament in Sotogrande, Spain on Sunday.

Jacobson, who shot a superb 64 to take the lead Thursday, became the first wire-to-wire champion in the history of the European Tour's season-ending event. The 29-year-old also became the first Swede in the Tour's history to win three official events in one season.

Rodiles, who hails from nearby Malaga, was trying to win his first European Tour victory but failed to take advantage of opportunities on four of the last five holes. Both players carded final rounds of 70 and finished regulation with 12-under-par totals of 276, forcing the second straight playoff at the Valderrama golf club.

Last year, Colin Montgomery and Bernhard Langer shared first place after darkness halted their playoff.