Rory McIlroy showed his sheer class and talent this week to win the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai by one shot over Andy Sullivan.
Mcilroy teased the Englishman on the 17th after holding a two-shot lead and then firing his tee shot into the water on the right.
But the two shots that followed showed the world why the Northern Irishman is still the greatest golfer of this generation. His approach from the drop zone left him with a 30ft putt to win and, of course, he holed it.
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The former world number one has now won the Race to Dubai three out of the last four seasons and has won this particular event twice after his maiden victory in 2012.
An injury-hit season has been signed off in superb style with success at the prestigious campaign-ender, having played 11 events less than second place Danny Willett.
McIlroy's caddie has received credit for the astonishing up and down shot at the 17th. With the Northern Irishman getting riled up and agitated, it was down to his JP Fitzgerald to settle the golfing star.
He told the Guardian: “The tee shot was 40 yards off line. It was just a horrendous golf shot. I didn’t like the shot and I wasn’t very happy with myself, but I was able to get over it quick enough to hole that putt.
"It seems like the more pressure I’m under or the more it means, the better I putt, which is a nice thing to have.”
With 2015 now well and truly over in true McIlroy-style. We can concentrate on the new eagerly-awaited 2016 season and it is gearing up to be one of the best in recent years.
Jordan Spieth has stepped up to dominate the Major scene and Australian Jason Day has finally reached his potential. The so-called "Big 3" are tipped to dominate the golfing world for another year, but they may be joined by one or two more, especially with the Ryder Cup on the horizon there will be extra motivation for the rest of the field.