Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/21/14

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 16: Ernie Els of South Africa tees off at the 9th hole using a new Callaway FTiz driver during the SAP day at the Els Culb on November 16, 2009 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Ernie Els of South Africa won the BMW International Open by one shot Sunday for his 28th European Tour title. He closed with a third straight 3-under 69 to finish at 18-under 270 on the Eichenried Golf Club course. Els was in front after the first and second rounds and entered the last day as part of a three-way lead. Thomas Bjorn of Denmark shot a 69 and finished a stroke back. Alexander Levy of France had a 71 and was another stroke off the pace for his best result. Els is a two-time winner at both the U.S. Open and British Open. He is the first South African to win the BMW International in the competition's 25th edition. "I'm a very young 43-year-old. There's not a younger 43-year-old, I promise," Els joked. "I've tried a long time to win this golf tournament. I really had it going and then I made it tough for myself again," he added, referring to his bogey on the 11th hole. Els started tied with Levy and Sweden's Alex Noren, but the ...
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