In the penultimate game on Sunday for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, Victor Perez showed the extent of his talent to race towards victory. Thanks to an exceptional exit from the bunker, the blow of the tournament, and a total of -18, Victor Perez wins his first Rolex Series in Abu Dhabi. Sebastian Soderberg and Min Woo Lee finished second one stroke behind the Frenchman.

The triumph of Victor Perez of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Victor Perez winner of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – via Twitter @DPWorldTour

What better way to celebrate the start of the year than a French victory! This Sunday in Abu Dhabi will have kept us spellbound. In the penultimate game this Sunday for this Rolex Series tournament, Victor Perez was in what is called "the zone" on his attacks on the greens.

The French signed a go at -4 with four birdies before starting his comeback with a birdie on 10 and then 11. Solidly established as the leader, Perez had several pursuers on his trail, including Min Woo Lee and Sebastian Soderberg. Recovered by the Australian after a bogey, Perez signs a superb birdie at 15 on a par 4 of 486 yards wind against!

The second stunt from Tarbais arrives two holes later on the par three of 17. After depositing his face-off in the bunker, the French number 1 used all his magic to achieve a sumptuous blow: a high exit from the bunker returning in back-spin to take a two-stroke lead at the start of the 18.

After this adrenaline rush, Victor Perez scared us on his 72nd hole: a drive in the bunker, a second shot in a water hazard, then a refocusing... The wait was long but he was able to drop his fourth stroke on the green and bogey for the final victory.

This is his first victory in the Rolex Series, allowing him to take important points for the next Ryder Cup in Rome, but also to re-enter the world top 100.

Min Woo Lee and Sebastian Soderberg both finished one stroke behind the winner, despite their cards of 68 (-4) and 67 (-5).

Matthieu Pavon signs a top 30 on this Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship thanks to a beautiful last card of 67 (-5). He ranks 28th at -9.

Alexander Levy and Antoine Rozner both finished 50th in the event. Day to forget for the Racingman, 7th before the last lap: he returned a heavy card of 78 (+6).

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