Matteo Manassero wins in Singapore, Rory McIlroy tops money list

Matteo Manassero wins the Singapore Open by beating Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff as Rory McIlroy finishes third to top the European money list.

Matteo Manassero has edged out Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff to win the Singapore Open.

Matteo Manassero wins the 2012 Singapore Open© AP Photos

The Italian looked the player to beat on the final day but a round of 67 from Oosthuizen ensured that the frequently-interrupted competition headed for a sudden death decider.

Neither player could come out on top in the first two holes but a birdie from Manassero on the third play-off hole saw the 19-year-old claim his third victory on the European tour.

Oosthuizen's failure to win the tournament means that Rory McIlroy confirmed his spot as the European money list winner following a brilliant round of 65 to finish in third place in behind the South African and Manassero.

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