England's Matt Fitzpatrick birdied the final hole at Jumeirah Golf Estates to win the European Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship by a single shot from countryman Tyrrell Hatton.
That bumper first prize would be the ideal way for the 22 year old Sheffield golfer to sign off a memorable year, which saw him win his second European Tour title and make his Ryder Cup debut.
Fitzpatrick required a par on the last to force a playoff, but he went one better to finish on five-under 67 for the day, meaning a second triumph of the season for the 22-year-old.
Henrik Stenson posted a 65 on Sunday to clinch his second Race to Dubai title as he finished the week in a tie for ninth with Rory McIlroy who also shot a closing 65. "I didn't keep that momentum going through the back nine".
Having brought his struggles of the first two days into the third with bogeys on holes four, six and 10, Stenson clicked into gear in the afternoon sunshine in Dubai as he holed five birdies in the last seven holes - including a chip straight in from the greenside rough on the 16th. Meanwhile, Hatton's only bogey of the day on the last meant he ended the year with a round of 68, but the Alfred Dunhill Links champion's second place finish behind Fitzpatrick meant he replaced Rory McIlroy in fourth position on the Race to Dubai.
"Yeah, long game is not the way we want it, but I'm hanging in there, fighting".
"It's a disappointing four-week stretch that I've just had, to end what still will be a pretty memorable year", he said. Fellow halfway leader Sergio Garcia of Spain fell away after a two-over par round of 74 which included four bogeys and a double-bogey on the front nine.
"It means the world", the Ryder Cup player said after becoming the youngest Englishman to win three times on the European Tour, eclipsing the record of six-time major victor Nick Faldo.
The Frenchman's two European Tour wins so far came at the 2013 and 2015 Turkish Airlines Open - a $7 million Final Series event. "I'd say Trump tried a little harder than Niall did".
"It has been a great year, the best year of my career", Stenson told Sky Sports. "So I can't get too downbeat".
Young Billy asked, "I know Andy Murray's a good mate of yours, but who's your favorite girl tennis player?" "Hopefully, I can build on this".
South African Charl Schwartzel was third at 14-under par 274.
"I hit a really good shot from there with a seven iron and made a really nice putt".