Rickie Fowler won the Abu Dhabi Championship, shooting a 3-under 69 in his final round on Sunday.
Fowler's victory was closer than expected after the American held a four-shot lead through six holes.
That was reduced to only one shot on the seventh hole after Fowler thinned a shot through the green to eventually card a double-bogey.
Fowler's playing partner, Thomas Pieters stayed with him all the way.
Again, the tournament looked to be done and dusted when Fowler holed out from just off the 17th green for a birdie to take a two-shot buffer down the last. However, Pieters birdied 18, missing his eagle putt by an inch, to leave Fowler with two putts to win from 12 feet.
"I had a lot of fun going toe to toe with Thomas Pieters," Fowler said as he held the Falcon Trophy.
"This was my first full field in 2016 and is a great way to start."
"We had a very strong field here."
"A lot of the guys were playing well. This is a step in the right direction."
Pieters finished second while Rory McIlroy capped off a solid start to his year as he took third, only two shots off the pace.
Jordan Spieth tied for fifth with a whole host of players but was never really in the running.
Scotland’s Connor Syme and Englishman Matthew Jordan were also part of the successful quintet.
The English Open has been revived as part of the new schedule.
Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
The tournament at Close House, scheduled to start on July 30, is set to be the first European Tour event since the coronavirus crisis halted action.
The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised 20 million dollars.
The Dutchman finished third and second in the first two weeks of the home-based competition.
NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also be involved.
The US President was among the viewers watching the TaylorMade Driving Relief.