The DP World Tour’s 2022 season drew to an in depth in dramatic trend as Jon Rahm, the third spherical chief of the season-ending Tour Championship, held off Ryder Cup team-mates Tyrrell Hatton, Alex Noren and Rory McIlroy to win by two pictures.
The Spaniard went into the ultimate spherical with a slender one-stroke lead, however reeled off three opening birdies to stretch that benefit earlier than bouncing again from a bogey on the fourth with three extra good points to signal for a closing 67 and end the match on 20 below par.
Rahm’s victory continues his love affair with Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth Course, the place he now has three wins and one other top-five end in 4 visits. He additionally provides a fifth Rolex Sequence title to his assortment, turning into the primary individual to realize the feat.
McIlroy received the opposite prize on supply this week, topping the DP World Tour Rankings in Partnership with Rolex to win the Harry Vardon Trophy for the fourth time. The Northern Irishman capped a massively profitable yr by turning into the European Quantity One, World Quantity One and FedExCup Champion on the identical time for the primary time in his profession.
Rahm by no means relinquished the lead on day 4, however didn’t look completely comfy at instances, as a sequence of missed fairways gave hope to his challengers who had been queuing up behind him. He took a two-shot result in the final however an errant tee-shot landed him in tree hassle and he solely simply cleared the penalty space along with his second shot. However his gamble paid off as he two-putted for par on the 18th inexperienced to storm to victory.
Tyrrell Hatton and Alex Noren completed in a tie for second on 18 below, with McIlroy two pictures additional again in fourth. Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Fitzpatrick had been in a share of fifth place on 13 below, with the latter capturing a disappointing closing 73 to finish his probabilities of ending no.1 in Europe.
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