Campillo wins in Qatar and Hatton triumphs on American soil
The European Tour saw a thrilling end to the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters as Jorge Campillo defeated Scotland’s David Drysdale in a play-off on the fourth extra hole.
The Spaniard held a two-shot lead with two holes to play, but a double bogey at 17 saw Campillo join Drysdale – who was searching for a maiden win in his 498th start - at 13 under.
And it could have been a much different outcome had Drysdale made his birdie putt from around ten feet on the last hole of regulation play.
However, the putter was hot for the now two-time European Tour winner during the play-off as he holed three putts from outside 20 feet – with his last being the winning putt.
The victory moves Campillo from 40th place on the European Points List up to 20th with 989.1 points.
There was no change in the automatic places on the European Points List with Tommy Fleetwood leading the way with 3,927.41 points, followed by Jon Rahm (3,747.50), Rory McIlroy (2,679.44) and Victor Perez (2,669.95).
Meanwhile, at Bay Hill, Tyrrell Hatton picked up his first PGA Tour title after a one-shot victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
What made the victory even more special was the fact the Englishman was playing in only his second event since undergoing wrist surgery at the end of last year – shortly after winning his second Rolex Series title at the Turkish Airlines Open.
Leading by two heading into the final round, the 28-year-old, who was part of The 2018 Ryder Cup winning European side, had to overcome a poor start as he made bogey at the first and fifth holes.
However, seven straight pars to finish his round was enough to claim victory.
In the same tournament, World Number One McIlroy finished in a tie for fifth.
Matt Fitzpatrick, member of Team Europe in 2016, also finished inside the top ten thanks to a three under par final round.
The win for Hatton sees him leapfrog Danny Willett, Fitzpatrick and Lee Westwood to claim the top qualifying spot on the World Points List with 144.55 points.
Willett (92.68), Fitzpatrick (91.11), Westwood (79.38) and Bernd Wiesberger (73.75) make up the further four qualifying spots on the World Points List.