Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal defied his world ranking of 596 to secure an impressive sixth placed finish at the Volvo Golf Champions at Fancourt Links in Western Cape. The Spaniard, 45, who hasn’t won a tournament for seven years, finished on eight under, four shots behind winner Branden Grace, who beat Ernie Els and Retief Goosen in a three-way South African play-off. “The only weak part was my driver. The rest of the game has been pretty good,” said Olazabal. “At certain moments in the round it looked a little bit like the old days.” Home favourite Grace, meanwhile, secured his second win in a row after his success at the Joburg Open.