JON RAHM WINS DP WORLD TOUR CHAM­PI­ONSHIP

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The cool Spa­niard signed for a clos­ing 67 at Jumeirah Golf Es­tates to lift his sec­ond Rolex Se­ries ti­tle by one shot.

English­man Justin Rose looked poised to claim his eighth Roles Se­ries event and the Race to Dubai ti­tle but three un­char­ac­ter­is­tic bo­geys on the back nine opened the door for Rahm and the rest of the field.

Even­tu­ally, Tommy Fleet­wood won the Race to Dubai rank­ings pre­sented by Rolex.

Rahm posted a 33 on his in­ward nine to get to 19-un­der and deny the likes of Shane Lowry and Ki­radech Aphibarn­rat by a shot.

The Ir­ish­man and the Thai fin­ished one shot clear of Rose, Dean Burmester, Dy­lan Frit­telli and Ser­gio Gar­cia.

"It's hard to sum it up," said Rahm. "An in­cred­i­ble week, I could not be more proud of what I've done this week. It could be very easy to just be con­tent with get­ting the award and just be­ing here and try­ing to play the best.

"Hav­ing the week­end that I've had, ac­tu­ally shoot­ing 12-un­der on the last 36 holes, bo­gey-free round to­day, it's re­ally spe­cial.

"I didn't plan on be­ing here at the begin­ning of the year and I sure didn't plan on win­ning it so it's an in­cred­i­ble feel­ing."

de­cem­ber 2017

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