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It was a victory worth $2m but for Rory McIlroy, his fourth professional triumph in the unofficial Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters was priceless.
Leaving aside the future financial well-being for his newly forged relationship with Horizon Sports Management - (the agency that didn’t poach the goose that lays the golden eggs?) - the 22-year old US Open champion’s win over American Anthony Kim at the first extra hole of a sudden-death play-off will stand to him when there is more on the line that mere money.
What a week. What a winner. What a performance.
Phil Mickelson became the Masters champion for the third time when he holed an ten foot birdie putt on the final green to win his fourth major title and fell into a tearful embrace with his wife Amy, who is battling breast cancer.
Ross Fisher reminded everyone why he might be England’s brightest major championship prospect when he clinched the Volvo World Match Play title with an impressive 4 and 3 victory over American Ryder Cup star Anthony Kim.
Not only did he lift the €750,000 top prize to move to fourth in the Race to Dubai, he also lifted huge weight off his shoulders with a victory that could prove to be a major stepping stone in every sense.
Anthony Kim crushed Robert Allenby 5 and 4 in a “grudge” match to clinch a Volvo World Match Play final showdown with England’s Ross Fisher.
Debutants in the revamped championship, both men will be looking for their first wins for 16 months at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol.
Fisher had to go to the third extra hole to beat Masters champion Angel Cabrera in a thrilling match he should have closed out at the 36th.