Karlsson Loses on Play-off Hole

Sweden’s Robert Karlsson came up just short in the Dunlop Phoenix men’s golf tournament in Miyazaki, Japan Sunday.

He was defeated by Italy’s Edoardo Molinari on the second play-off hole, after they tied for a four round total of 13-under-par 271. Karlsson missed a four meter putt on the hole, which Molinari put away with a one meter birdie putt, to take the 444,000 US dollar winner’s check.

Karlsson last season became the first Swede to be the top money earner on the European tour.