Matt won the biggest title of his career with a thrilling victory at the DP World Tour Championship.
He started the week with two rounds of 69 but pushed his way into contention with Saturday’s 67 and was three under for the day at the turn in his final round.
After a bogey on 10, Matt picked up more shots at the 11th and 12th and a nerveless birdie on the last sealed a dramatic win – a third in just 13 months for the 22-year-old.
Matt – who won the British Masters in October 2013 – claimed a second career victory at June’s Nordea Masters and made his first Ryder Cup appearance at Hazeltine.
He moves up to 29th in the Official World Golf Rankings and ends the European Tour season in sixth place in The Race to Dubai.
Matt said: “It means the world. It's a great way to end the season. This is my best result of my career. There isn't anything better than that so it’s been a very good week.
“It's two years to the day that I got my Tour card, which I think about it is crazy. Obviously I've won the final event of the year, and two years ago, I was just getting on the Tour and I was just happy to keep my card.
“Now I feel like this win gives me confidence to sort of push even further and further.”
At 22 years and 80 days, Matt becomes the youngest Englishman to win three European Tour titles and the youngest winner of a European Tour Final Series event.
In only his second appearance at the DP World Tour Championship, Matt – who finished fourth last year - is also the youngster player to win it.
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