Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts handled fierce winds to top Graeme McDowell and capture the World Match Play Championship on Sunday, boosting his chances of making Europe's Ryder Cup team.
Colsaerts won the final 1 up in southern Spain for his second European Tour title and earn a winner's check of $900,000.
McDowell, the 2010 U.S Open champion, fell 1 down three times on the front nine, but immediately got even on the following hole.
Colsaerts took a two-hole lead after No. 16 and although his lead was cut when he three-putted the next hole, he made par on the last to secure victory.