Fitzpatrick Wins DP World Tour Championship And Stenson Wins Race To Dubai !
Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a final round of 67 that included 6 birdies to finish at -17 and win the DP World Tour Championship by one shot from Tyrell Hatton. Fitzpatrick said: “It means the world. To win one of these Final Series events is really special.”
Fitzpatrick, who fired 4 solid sub-70 rounds started round 4 one shot behind leader Victor Dubuisson, made birdies on 2 and 3 to take the lead, made 3 more birdies in the next 14 holes and found he was 1 behind Hatton standing on the 18th tee. Hatton bogeyed the last and Fitzpatrick sunk his birdie putt to finish with 67 and -17 to win his third European Tour title. Hatton, although a little disappointed was positive and said: “Obviously it’s a bitter pill to swallow, but it’s been a great week for me.”
Charl Schwartzel was 2 shots behind at -15 in third place. Bernd Wiesberger, Francesco Molinari, Soren Kjedsen, Victor Dubuisson and Nicolas Colsaerts were all at -13.
Martin Kaymer shot a final round of 67 to finish at -9 in joint 19th place.
Henrik Stenson won his second Race to Dubai title after shooting a final round of 65 that included 8 birdies and finish joint 9th in the DP World Tour Championship together with Rory McIlory who also shot a superb final round of 65.
Stenson was the first Swedish major winner at Royal Troon in July, won the BMW International Open in Germany and had three top two finishes to get him to the top of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex to finish ahead of Masters Champion Danny Willett. Stenson’s victory earned him an additional $1.25 million bonus from the $5million Bonus Pool.
Stenson is the third continental European and the 12th player in total to finish at Number One more than once, joining Severiano Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, Colin Montgomerie and Nick Faldo with this achievement.
Another fantastic weekend of golf provided by our European Tour players and much to celebrate for Matthew Fitzpatrick and Henrik Stenson.