Justin Rose birdied the last at the Turkish Airlines Open to make it back-to-back wins and move to within touching distance of Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex.
The Rolex Series events have brought high
drama to the European Tour all season and it was no different at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort as Rose and playing partner Nicolas Colsaerts were tied at 17 under stood on the 18th tee.
Both men put their approaches to eight feet but it was Rose
who held his nerve to make a birdie, sign for a 65 and claim a tenth European Tour title to heap the pressure on fellow Englishman Fleetwood heading into the final two events of the season.
The Olympic champion leapfrogged Sergio Garcia into second
in the Rankings and the gap is now just 134,839 points at the top as Rose aims to be Europe's Number One for the second time after winning the Order of Merit in 2007.
South African Dylan Frittelli finished alongside Belgium's Colsaerts at 17
under after a 64, a shot clear of three-time Major Championship winner Padraig Harrington and two ahead of defending champion Thorbjørn Olesen.