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Collin Morikawa wins Race to Dubai in style after DP World Tour Championship win

The 24-year-old birdied five in his last seven holes on Sunday to sign a round of 66, taking him to -17 and three strokes ahead of the rest of the field.

Rory McIlroy had the lead heading into the final round, but had a disappointing 74 to finish tied for sixth.

Matt Fitzpatrick shot a par 66 under six to move up the standings and threaten Morikawa’s place atop the standings, but that was only enough for second place.

Morikawa didn’t have to win this week to win the Race to Dubai, especially as his closest challenger Billy Horschel finished 32nd.

But he activated the style in the home stretch to claim his sixth professional victory.

“It feels so good. I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t watching what Matt Fitzpatrick was doing today, and did my boy do a run,” Morikawa said.

” It is an honor. Putting my name against many, many greats, Hall of Famers – it’s special. I’m touched up just by talking about this.

“Considering the way my head is plugged in, I’m always looking for the next step. But I will try to take advantage of this one. It’s special, it’s at the end of the year, I’m going to make the most of it.

This is the latest success of an incredible race in the past two years for the American.

Morikawa also won the WGC-Workday Championship earlier this year, which, in addition to winning the Open, was instrumental in allowing him to dominate the European Tour points list.

The only two events he played in Europe this year were the Scottish Open and then at the Royal St George’s a week later, but the points offered for major tournaments and WGC events got him into the DP World Championship. This week’s tour by leading the race in Dubai.


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