Ryan Fox beaten in a play-off at Irish Open

       Highlights from the final round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballyliffin

2:20 Highlights from the final round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballyliffin

Knox did well to find the green with his second from an awkward lie at the first extra hole in a sudden-death play-off before converting an nearly identical putt. I gave myself plenty of chances and had one putt been an inch either way I'd still be out there now or even with the trophy in my hands.

"But I was able to hit a good shot and get on the green, which I was thrilled with".

Rory McIlroy has vowed not to repeat the mistakes of his US Open campaign as he seeks a first major title since 2014 in next week's Open Championship at Carnoustie. Like, just react.' I mean, I pured the putt.

"For me to have made it twice in a row.I'm very lucky".

While disappointed at not winning Fox still earns almost $1.5 million for finishing runner-up and will tee off in the third major of the year the Open at Carnoustie in two weeks time.

Knox was controversially overlooked for a Ryder Cup wild card in 2016 despite being ranked 20th in the world at the time, higher than seven members of the European team who would go on to lose at Hazeltine.

The Scot rolled in a 40 foot putt on the final green in regulation to tie with Fox at the top of the leaderboard on 14 under for the tournament.

Knox also eagled the fourth from just six feet and he added birdies from six and 15 feet on the sixth and 10th. I stood over the putt. He then birdied the sixth and then followed a birdie-bogey start to the back nine with a birdie at the 12th and another at the 15th, to join Fox and Spain's Jorge Campillo in a tie for the lead.

The consoloation for Fox is that he did claim one of the Open qualifying spots given to three players in the top 10 and not already exempt.

Reigning champion, Jon Rahm, despite carding a 7 on his second hole, roared back and nearly reached the magic -13 mark, coming up just one short. He pumped his fist in satisfaction because "I felt like that was the key putt to an easy walk up 18".

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