Jon Rahm declared himself "honoured and humbled" to join a star-studded list of champions at the DP World Tour Championship after a dramatic final day of the season in Dubai.
Rahm, recently crowned European Tour Rookie of the Year, took advantage of Justin Rose's uncertain back-nine performance and emerged from the pack to clinch a one-shot victory on 19 under par.
The big-hitting Spaniard became the only multiple winner in the inaugural Rolex Series this season having stormed to a commanding win at the Irish Open in early July, capping a memorable first season on the European Tour.
"It's a very special feeling," said the 23-year-old. "What I've done this year, especially on the European Tour from no member, nothing, to an affiliate member, to European Tour champion and to actually be twice Rolex Series champion and winner of the DP World Tour Championship, it's something unbelievable.
"When you accomplish something that wasn't a goal at the end of the year and you've accomplished something that was years down the road, it is just such an incredible feeling. It's very, very special.
"I'm extremely honoured and humbled to join my name to the winners of this event. They are all great players, some of them are European Tour legends, so it's just great to join them and get my chance to put my name on that great trophy."