Englishman Richard Bland won his first European Tour tournament in the 478th attempt with a victory at the British Masters at Belfry.
The 48-year-old won the first hole in a sudden death play-off against Guido Migliozzi to claim the victory.
Bland and Italy’s Migliozzi finished 13 under after the final laps of 66 and 68 respectively.
“My game was going in the right direction and I had worked really hard this year,” said an emotional Bland.
“I piloted the ball so well this week. I went back to my old pilot.”
Bland landed a 28-foot putt on the 18th to complete a fourth round of 66 without a bogey without a bogey.
That meant he was heading towards the clubhouse with a one-stroke lead, but Migliozzi, who missed a bird putt on the 17th to go 14 under, forced a barrage.
The 18th was the first play-off and Bland landed a three-foot putt for the win, becoming the oldest winner for the first time in European Tour history.
England’s Eddie Pepperell took a one-stroke lead in the final round, but a 73 left him nine under.