Rory McIlroy ends the season at the top of the DP World Tour rankings for the fourth time after a fourth place in Dubai; Jon Rahm won the event for the third time with a two-stroke victory over Tyrrell Hatton and Alex Noren
By Ali Stafford
Last update: 11/20/22 12:35 p.m.
Jon Rahm picked up a third DP World Tour championship win with a two-stroke win in Dubai, as Rory McIlroy finished the season atop the DP World Tour standings.
Rahm took a one-stroke advantage in the final round and never left the top of the leaderboard in an entertaining final round at the Jumeriah Golf Estates in Dubai, mixing six birdies with just one bogey to end the week in 20 under.
The Spaniard’s closest challenge came from Tyrrell Hatton and Alex Noren, who clocked rounds of 66 and 67 respectively to share second place, with McIlroy another shot in fourth after a four-under 68.
McIlroy’s arrival ensured he maintained his place at the top of the DP World Tour rankings throughout the season and won him the Harry Vardon Trophy for the fourth time, with the world No. history to win the PGA Tour FedExCup. and the DP World Tour Order of Merit in the same season.
Relentless Rahm wins again in Dubai
Rahm made the dream start when he birdied his first three holes, but failed to get up and down the green’s bunker to save par on the fourth, as Noren followed back-to-back birdies at start from the second by drilling 30 feet at the sixth to enter briefly inside. one of the leaders.
Noren bogeyed the par-five next, where Rahm went from 20 feet to briefly go three ahead when Hatton called four birdies in his first eight holes with a three-putt bogey on the ninth.
Rahm reached the turn with a two-shot cushion on Noren, who birdied in the ninth and halved the advantage with a 25-foot birdie in the 12th, the Spaniard regaining that margin by draining a 30-foot par -three 13th.
Hatton posted back-to-back birdies from the 13th to close in on Noren and added another at the final par five, setting the clubhouse target at 18 under, as Rahm moved one step closer to victory with a six-foot birdie at 15.
Noren birdied his penultimate hole and recovered from finding water on the last tee to save par on the last, keeping him alongside Hatton in tied second as Rahm negotiated the final holes to claim a record fifth Rolex Series title and become the first three-time winner of the DP World Tour season finale.