Victor Perez put on an incredible display of clutch putting to defeat Ryan Fox in a playoff and win his second DP World Tour title at the Dutch Open.
The Frenchman entered the day in a share of the lead but was three shots back on the 17th tee as the in-form Fox put on an impressive display.
A double-bogey on the last from the Kiwi saw him sign for a 68 and leave the door ajar, however, and Perez birdied the penultimate hole to head down the par-five 18th back in a share.
The 29-year-old had six feet to take the title on the final green but missed his putt to stay at 13 under after a 69 and we headed to extra holes for the third time in five events.
A 20-footer kept him in it as both men made a birdie on the first trip back up the 18th and after a pair of pars at the second attempt, he made another lengthy putt for a gain.
But he was not done there, holing from over 40 feet at the 17th on the fourth playoff hole to seal victory with a birdie.
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Perez also earns himself a spot at The Open alongside Fox and Pole Adrian Meronk, with the top three players in the top 10 not exempt heading to St Andrews.
Meronk finished a shot out of the playoff after a 68, a score matched by German Marcel Schneider who finished at 11 under.
Swede Sebastian Soderberg and England’s Matt Wallace were at 10 under, two shots ahead of another Swede in Alexander Björk and Portugal’s Ricardo Gouveia.
Since winning his maiden DP World Tour title at the 2019 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Perez has finished second in three Rolex Series events and in the top five at two World Golf Championships.
This second victory moves him inside the top 30 on the DP World Tour Rankings and could move him back into the top 100 on the Official World Golf Ranking.
JC Ritchie was the best-placed South African, finishing tied for 24th on three under after a final-round 72.
– Report from DP World Tour website