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The 22-year-old Fitzpatrick traded places with fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton on the final hole to secure his third win on Tour and his second of the season.

Hatton (68) had enjoyed a seamless day, picking up five birdies before holing from sand at the 71st hole. But he then found water off the last tee and made six while Fitzpatrick got up and down from sand at the last for a crucial birdie.

For Fitzpatrick it was quite a day; he became the youngest Englishman to win three European Tour titles, beating Sir Nick Faldo’s previous best from 1980 by 220 days.

And he picked up a cheque for €1,217,174 as well as a further €319,509 as part of the top 10 Bonus Pool.

Likewise for Henrik Stenson, the Swede secured the Race to Dubai for the second time and he pocketed an additional $1.25m bonus from the $5million Bonus Pool. He becomes the 12th player to finish No 1 on more than one occasion.

What Fitzpatrick said: “It’s been a long year for me, and I’ve got to admit, this is just icing on the cake. As a year goes, it’s been a great one.

“I had a rough idea (what happened to Tyrrell) on the last. I saw that he had missed a putt and there were a few groans in the crowd. But it wasn’t until I saw the scores and that I knew what I needed for the win. Tyrrell, he’s a great lad, he was just coming down and I saw him as I was walking into the scorer’s and he said congratulations. For someone to do that after he’s been in contention is very special. He’s a credit to the tour.”

What Stenson said: “It was a nice way to finish. If you’re going to be Europe’s Number One, you don’t want to finish with a 75, even if you can afford it. It was nice to play some good golf finally and to shoot a good number on a Sunday. That never hurts.

“It’s been a great year, the best year of my career. I’ve always thought it was going to be hard to top 2013, but I think I’ve done that this year.”



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