Russell Knox wins Irish Open with play-off victory
The Scotsman holed a massive putt to beat Ryan Fox in a play-off at Ballyliffin.
Russell Knox has won the Irish Open after a play-off victory over Ryan Fox.
The 33-year-old holed a 40-footer at the last to close a six-under 66 and get to 14 under alongside Fox.
He then sank a birdie from a similar distance at the first extra play-off hole to take the title.
"It's tough to describe how amazing this feels," Knox said at the presentation ceremony.
"Unbelievable. I can't believe I'm holding this (trophy).
"After I made eagle on the fourth I knew I was in it.
"The putts have been going in the last couple of weeks, I had a great feeling on the greens and I just kept going."
Speaking about the two putts on the 18th, Knox added: "It's why I play golf, all the practice, all the misses, all the bad moments are taken care of with putts like that.
"Making two of them from an almost identical position is obviously a bit of a bonus. I'm so happy.
"I said (on the play-off hole) we've already made this putt, it can't be too difficult. I feel bad for Ryan but I guess it was my time."
Last week, the Florida-based Scot finished in a tie for second at the Open de France and he now looks to the Open at Carnoustie which starts on 19 July.