By Reuters For Mailonline
Published: 08:42 GMT, 3 November 2019 | Updated: 09:21 GMT, 3 November 2019
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy sank a two-foot birdie putt at the first extra hole to win the WGC-HSBC Champions in a playoff with American Xander Schauffele in Shanghai on Sunday.
After defending champion Schauffele birdied the par-five 18th of the final round to tie in regulation, McIlroy prevailed in sudden death.
He struck a towering four-iron from 225 yards to within 20 feet of the pin to set up a two-putt birdie that Schauffele, whose drive had ended in the rough, could not match with his 10-foot birdie opportunity.
Rory McIlroy claimed victory in the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai
The Northern Irishman sank a two-foot birdie putt at the first extra hole to claim the trophy
McIlroy carded a four-under-par 68 in an exciting final round at Sheshan