Sheffield's Matt Fitzpatrick won the DP World Tour Championship in dramatic fashion on Sunday as Open champion Henrik Stenson clinched a second Race to Dubai title in four years.
Tyrrell Hatton looked set to win his second tournament in the space of seven weeks after holing a bunker shot for par on the 17th to preserve a one-shot lead at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
However, the 25-year-old then drove into the creek which runs the length of the par-five 18th and carded his only bogey of a closing 68 to open the door for Hallamshire man Fitzpatrick in the group behind.
The 22-year-old needed par to force a play-off or a birdie to win and duly got up and down from a greenside bunker to claim his third European Tour victory, a second win of the season and the first prize of more than £1million.
Stenson began the week 299,675 points ahead of Danny Willett and made certain of ending the year as European number one with a closing 65 matched by playing partner and defending champion Rory McIlroy.
That left the Ryder Cup team-mates in a share of ninth place, with Willett tied for 50th in the 60-man field after a closing 70. Sweden's Alex Noren, who was the other player capable of ending the season on top of the money list, was joint 23rd.