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The Guiding Lights

Image: Courtesy of Turkish Airlines

Englishman Tyrrell Hatton won the 2019 Turkish Airlines Open, securing victory on the fourth hole of a record-equalling six-man play-off that took place under floodlights for the first time in professional golf at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya, Turkey. 

Austrian Matthias Schwab took a three-shot lead into the final round but could only shoot 70 and was joined at -20 by Kurt Kitayama, Erik van Rooyen, Hatton, Benjamin Hebert and Victor Perez, marking only the third time in European Tour history to have had a six-man play-off.  Kitayama, Hatton and Schwab all missed birdie putts on the second play-off hole, and the floodlights came on for the third attempt. 

Kitayama then missed another birdie putt leaving just Schwab and Hatton in the running. Hatton made par on the fourth play-off hole earning him his fourth European Tour victory.