Rahm edges Fleetwood for Race to Dubai title, $5M payday
Jon Rahm birdied the last gap of the last occasion of the period to win the European Tour’s DP World Tour Championship and secure probably the greatest paydays in golf.
Rahm’s 4-foot birdie on the 72nd gap broke a tie with Tommy Fleetwood, and it gave him the edge over the Englishman both in the season finale and in the season-long Race to Dubai title, which means the Spaniard will leave Dubai $5 million more extravagant.
Rahm and Fleetwood were two of just five men who could have won the season-long prize this week in Dubai, and both realized that a competition title would almost certainly work. Two years after Rahm’s competition win in Dubai gave Fleetwood the Race to Dubai respects, this time it was Rahm who caught the two trophies subsequent to shutting with a 4-under 68.
Rahm seemed to have things wrapped up ahead of schedule, constructing a six-shot lead on account of birdies on five of his initial seven openings. Be that as it may, a group of four of intruder pursued and permitted Fleetwood and Mike Lorenzo-Vera once again in with the general mish-mash as the double titles stayed available for anyone until the end.
“Sooner or later, will undoubtedly have some awful stretch of golf. Tragically for me it occurred from 8 to 15 in the last round rather than prior in the competition,” Rahm said. “I’ve traveled to a success previously, fortunately enough. In any case, I’ve never needed to crush out in the wake of losing a lead that way. So it was intended to be to happen this way.”
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Full-field scores from the DP World Tour Championship
Rahm gathered $3 million for winning the competition and another $2 million as the Race to Dubai champion, while Fleetwood completed second in both. Fleetwood earned his first win of the year a week ago at the Nedbank Golf Challenge and stayed idealistic in the wake of shutting with a 65 regardless of coming up barely shy of getting Rahm.
“Couldn’t have done significantly more, truly,” said Fleetwood, who shut with five birdies in the course of the last seven gaps. “Pleased truly of the manner in which I played those last barely any gaps. Glad for the finish of the period. Furthermore, these most recent two weeks, they simply cause the season to appear from an alternate perspective than it appeared to be two weeks prior.”
Rahm hadn’t played since winning the Open de Espana a month ago, and this denotes the first run through in quite a while vocation he has won sequential beginnings. The triumph is required to lift Rahm to No. 3 on the planet rankings and has now won multiple times in Europe in 2019, in addition to a group title with Ryan Palmer at the Zurich Classic.
Rahm has now won multiple times on the European Tour, including four Rolex Series occasions, and he joins Seve Ballesteros as simply the subsequent Spaniard to win the European Tour’s season-long prize.
“It’s as yet something I can’t generally process at the present time. Seve’s such a symbol for us all, particularly in Spanish golf, and such a symbol for me,” Rahm said. “Whenever you can join your name to a rundown where the main name in Spanish golf is Seve Ballesteros, it’s an entirely serious deal.”
Lorenzo-Vera confronted an extensive falcon putt on No. 18 that would have tied Rahm, however after an end standard he completed third and missed the mark regarding his first triumph. Rory McIlroy completed fourth after a last round 73, while Bernd Wiesberger, who drove the Race to Dubai standings to begin the week, completed T-28 in the competition and dropped to third place in the season-long race.