Paul Dunne is a European Tour winner!
The Greystones golfer won the 2017 British Masters on Sunday, defeating Rory McIlroy by three strokes. Dunne chipped in from off the green on the final hole to record a famous win.
Dunne's win came in his 51st European Tour appearance, and is the biggest paycheck of his career. The win also makes up for a second placed finished in Morocco earlier this year, when he lost in a play-off to Eduardo Molinari.
Speaking after the win, Dunne said he was delighted to get the monkey off his back.
I feel like I've been up there a few times this year, and never really put the foot down on Sunday. I woke up this morning and said I'm going to try and win this, rather than someone else hand it to me. Thankfully I did it, and hopefully I can do it again.
Earlier this year Molinari eagled the final hole to force a play-off with Dunne at the Trophee Hassan II. The 24-year-old joked that he was half-expecting a hole-in-one from McIlroy on the 18th to force another play-off.
Dunne had a blemish-free round of 61, and birdied the final two holes. He admitted the birdie on 17 was the crucial moment to the win.
Once I birdied 17, I knew a 4 on the last would be enough... Once I holed that I knew it was pretty much mine, unless I did something really bad.
Dunne's win could move him into the top-100 of the World Rankings when they are revealed on Monday morning.