Victor Perez survives late scare to win in Abu Dhabi after brilliant bunker shot

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Perez produced a sensational birdie from the sand on the 17th to clinch his first Rolex Series title.
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January 22, 2023
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Victor Perez survived a nervous finale to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship by one shot after shooting a six-under-par 66 in his final round.

The Dundee-based Frenchman started the day a shot off co-leaders Shane Lowry, Francesco Molinari and Min Woo Lee.

While former Open winners Lowry and Molinari faded, Australian Lee stayed in contention and managed to draw level after Perez dropped a shot at the 14th at Yas Links.

Perez, who finished runner-up here in 2020, responded impressively with an immediate birdie at the 15th before holing his bunker shot at the 17th for another gain and a two-shot lead.

It looked unassailable before he found another bunker and then the penalty area on the 18th but he took his medicine with a bogey to finish on a victorious 18-under-par total.

Lee and Swede Sebastian Söderberg finished tied for second after shooting 68 and 67 respectively, while Padraig Harrington, who at 51 was bidding to become the oldest winner on the DP World Tour, was fourth on his own on 16 under after closing with a 67.

Molinari carded a 71 and finished tied in fifth place at 14-under while Lowry closed with a 76 to finish T28 at 9-under.


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MOLINARI, Francesco-1467676971274
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Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship 2023

Date: January 19th - 22nd 2023

Location: Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Purse: $9,000,000

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