Robert Karlsson overcame Ian Poulter in a play-off to win the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World.
The pair tied on the 14 under par mark of 274 after Karlsson, three behind overnight, played the first three holes in four under and then pitched to three feet for a birdie on the 620 yard last.
They were round in 67 and 70 respectively and so sudden death decided who won the first prize of €910,348.
Both birdied the first extra hole after hitting approaches within five feet, and at the second extra hole Poulter miscued his sand wedge approach to leave a 30-foot putt.
Karlsson was precise again, his ball finishing three feet from the cup, and to make matters worse Poulter then picked up a one-shot penalty when he dropped his ball on his marker and moved it.
Two putts meant a bogey six for Poulter, but the penalty was irrelevant as Karlsson holed his birdie putt.
The 2008 European Number One, who has suffered a serious eye problem and glandular fever since then, will also remember his start.
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