Shanghai: German Marcel Siem chipped in from 30 feet (10 metres) at the first extra hole to win the $7 million BMW Masters in a three-man playoff on Sunday.
Siem`s birdie edged Frenchman Alexander Levy and Briton Ross Fisher after the trio had finished locked at 16-under-par 272 at Lake Malaren.
Siem came from five strokes behind overnight leader Levy, despite carding a one-over 73 in strong northerly winds that sent scores soaring after three days of ideal conditions.
The 34-year-old claimed his third victory on the European Tour.
Levy hit a series of poor shots and nervous putts to card 78, while Fisher`s superb 67 was the best round of the day.
The tournament was the first of four events in the European Tour`s Final Series.