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It's a Walk-Off

Watch this 60-foot walk-off birdie to win European Tour event

March 14, 2021
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Richard Heathcote

Give it to the French. They know how to make an exit.

A so-so approach at the final hole of the Qatar Masters meant Antoine Rozner would need to two-putt from 60 feet to force a playoff against Guido Migliozzi. However, there was no sudden death at Education City G.C. on Sunday, as Rozner walked off with the title by drilling that double-breaking 60-footer for victory.

For those needing translation, “It’s not bad from there” is the European Tour equivalent of “Better than most,” I’m told.

It is Rozner’s second win on the European Tour, following his maiden triumph in December at the Golf in Dubai Championship. With just 29 Euro Tour appearances, Rozner became the quickest Frenchman to two victories in the Old World circuit’s history.

“It’s unreal,” Rozner said after a two-under 69. “In my biggest dreams I couldn’t imagine anything like this happening. It’s probably the biggest putt of my career. Amazing.”

Better yet, the win likely vaults Rozner (who entered the week No. 97 in the Official World Golf Ranking) into the mid-60s of the global standing, and with Tiger Woods sidelined for the foreseeable future Rozner will get an invite to the WGC-Match Play in Austin in two weeks.