McIlroy triumphs in Dubai

2012-11-25 14:48
Rory McIlroy (AP)

Dubai - Rory McIlroy responded in magnificent fashion to Justin Rose's course record round of 10-under par 62 by making five birdies in his last five holes to win the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Sunday.

At the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates, world No 1 McIlroy had fallen two shots behind world No 7 Rose with a bogey on the 13th hole, but regrouped to finish at 23-under par 265 following his final round of six-under par 66.

Rose had started the day six shots behind overnight leaders McIlroy and world No 2 Luke Donald, but his bogey-free round helped him set the clubhouse target at 21-under par 267.

McIlroy had already wrapped up the Race to Dubai European money list crown by taking an unassailable lead coming into the tournament. He also topped the money list on the USPGA Tour, only the second player to do so after Luke Donald last year.

Donald (71) finished tied for third place at 18-under par 270 along with 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel.

"I saw Justin make a charge - I heard the cheers - but to finish like that was great," McIlroy said.

"I could not have wished for any better. To back up 2011 with another major (like the first by a runaway eight-shot margin) and to be part of an unbelievable story at the Ryder Cup has made it an incredible year.

"But hopefully I can emulate it or do even better next year!"

Leading final-round scores in the $8m DP World Tour Championship on Sunday at the par-72 Earth Course of Jumeirah Golf Estates:

265 - Rory McIlroy (NIR) 66-67-66-66

267 - Justin Rose (ENG) 68-68-69-62,

270 - Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 68-67-67-68, Luke Donald (ENG) 65-68-66-71

271 - Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 67-67-68-69

273 - Branden Grace (RSA) 69-65-70-68, Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 68-69-68-68, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 68-68-69-68,

274 - Sergio Garcia (ESP) 73-64-73-64, Fredrik Andersson-Hed (SWE) 67-69-72-66, Padraig Harrington (IRL) 67-71-68-68, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (ESP) 66-72-68-68, Jamie Donaldson (WAL) 68-68-69-69,

275 - Scott Jamieson (SCO) 68-69-72-66, Peter Lawrie (IRL) 68-72-67-68,

276 - Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP) 71-71-69-65, Stephen Gallacher (SCO) 68-70-72-66, Rafael Jacquelin (FRA) 69-67-71-69, Peter Hanson (SWE) 69-67-70-70, Joost Luiten (NED) 69-68-67-72

277 - Robert Rock (ENG) 72-70-69-66, Jeev Milkha Singh (IND) 71-74-64-68, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 68-72-68-69, Anders Hansen (DEN) 69-70-69-69, Romain Wattel (FRA) 70-68-67-72,

278 - Ian Poulter (ENG) 72-70-67-69, Soren Kjeldsen (DEN) 72-69-68-69, Chris Wood (ENG) 71-69-70-69, Martin Kaymer (GER) 67-70-72-69, Richie Ramsay (SCO) 67-68-73-70, Danny Willett (ENG) 71-65-70-72, Marc Warren (SCO) 66-67-72-73, George Coetzee (RSA) 71-67-67-73,

279 - Francesco Molinari (ITA) 72-71-71-65,

280 - Pablo Larrazabal (ESP) 70-72-72-66, Alejandro Canizares (ESP) 74-68-71, Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 71-69-71,

281 _ Alexander Noren (SWE) 70-73-71-67,

282 - Marcus Fraser (AUS) 69-67-75-71, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (ESP) 70-70-70-72,

283 - Matteo Manassero (ITA) 73-68-73-69, Marcelo Siem (GER) 73-65-75-70, Jbe' Kruger (RSA) 72-70-70-71, Simon Dyson (ENG) 69-69-73-72, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 72-70-68-73, Thomas Aiken (RSA) 70-66-71-76,

284 - David Drysdale (SCO) 71-74-70-69, Paul Lawrie (SCO) 71-72-70, Lee Westwood (ENG) 67-74-71,

286 - Richard Sterne (RSA) 74-74-67-71

287 - Graeme McDowell (NIR) 72-73-73-69, Michael Hoey (NIR) 70-71-71-75

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