Brazel goes from zero to hero

As Christmas presents go, Sam Brazel’s gift ranks higher than most. The journeyman pro scored the biggest win of his career with a 72nd-hole birdie to claim the UBS Hong Kong Open by a stroke. The 37-year-old from Lismore in northern New South Wales earns a two-year exemption on the European Tour, having contested a mere 17 events on that circuit in his career to date.