Grace wins Volvo Golf Champions in playoff January 22 2012

Branden Grace beat his more experienced countrymen Ernie Els and Retief Goosen in a playoff to win the Volvo Golf Champions on Sunday at The Fancourt Links in South Africa. The three South African players had finished the final round in a tie on 12-under. Grace, who had earlier missed a three-foot putt for birdie on the 18th in regulation play that would have secured victory, said about his triumph; "It's awesome. It's been amazing, and it's nice to sit here again on a Sunday afternoon as I did last week," "You know you've got a three-footer and if you make it you're a hero. I didn't think I hit a bad putt, to be honest. But the confidence from last week played an important role. I was lying in bed the night before the final round reading a couple of articles and saw that there were seven players with 13 Majors chasing me. I thought it's a big field behind me. But I just stuck to what I was doing." "Standing on the tee with Ernie and Retief in the playoff was unbelievable. I was very calm though. It's one of those awesome things to know I've beaten two of my idols in a playoff."