Danny Willett edged Marcus Fraser in a thrilling playoff to clinch his maiden European Tour victory at the BMW International Open.
The Englishman, who had 19 top-10 finishes to his name before his first win on the tour, needed four playoff holes to overcome Australian Fraser at the Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof in Cologne.
Both players went close to winning during Sunday's playoff before Fraser missed a straightforward three-foot par putt.
Willett stepped up to tap in his putt for par, securing victory after earlier keeping Fraser in the playoff having missed an easy chance for the win.
"It's amazing. It was a tough day - it was brutal with the wind whipping and it was raining. Marcus had a great round today and I hung in there nicely. Hopefully I gave people a good show," he said after his win.
"This week has been strange, I've been working really hard with support from my family and my girlfriend.
"I've had some ups and downs in the last 18 months as everyone knows but I'm injury-free now and back to playing well and I'd like to thank everyone back home for supporting me."
Wet and windy conditions greeted players in Germany and it was Fraser (71) and overnight leader Willett (73) who finished at 11-under.
Irishman Paul McGinley (66) surged home but had to settle for a tie for third alongside Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (69) and England's Chris Wood (73).
Swede Henrik Stenson (70) and local Marcel Siem (72) ended up at nine-under.
Siem, who carded a four-under 68 on Saturday, and Fraser challenged Willett early in the day, but the leader responded with birdies on the third and fourth holes.
Willett bogeyed the ninth, 11th and 15th, and Fraser took the lead with his birdie on the 16th.
A two-time winner on the tour, Fraser rescued a bogey on the 456-yard par-four 18th to hold the clubhouse lead at 11-under.
Willett needed consecutive pars to force a playoff and looked in trouble when his drive on the final hole went way right and behind a tree.
The 24-year-old found the green with a superb iron, and he two-putted to force the extra holes against Fraser.
Fraser was on the back foot before saving the first hole, but he needed an error on the second from Willett, who missed from five feet.
Former Ballantine's Championship winner Fraser had a 25-foot putt lip out on the fourth extra hole and he missed a three-footer for par, leaving Willett, who came close to holing from the rough, to tap in for the win.
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