Will Victor hold on for DPWTC victory?
Frenchman confident after superb 64 puts him in pole position
Victor Dubuisson will have a fight on his hands to win the DP World Tour Championship despite taking a one-shot advantage into today’s final round at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
The Frenchman fired an eight-under round of 64 to move to 13-under for the tournament, but there will be a group of players gunning for the title after an action-packed third day.
Big-hitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts is just one off the pace, as are the English duo of Tyrrell Hatton and Matt Fitzpatrick.
Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello, Italian Francesco Molinari and England’s Lee Westwood will also be hoping to go low on the final day as they lie just two shots off the lead.
Colsaerts in particular is confident he can secure a first win of the season after producing a timely eagle on the 18th for a six-under round of 66.
“A grandstand finish on the last is always nice,” said Colsaerts. “I think I just need to do the same thing and avoid little mistakes here and there.
“But if I keep playing the way I’ve been playing the last three rounds I think most people are aware of what I’m capable of.”
Cabrera Bello also feels he is in with a chance of ending his season with a victory after firing a scintillating round of 63 that included 10 birdies and just a single bogey. “This is best round I’ve had,” said the Spaniard, who now lives in Dubai. “It’s just really nice to go to bed knowing that hopefully I will have a chance of winning this season final event, and I’m just glad to be in that position.”
However, it is Dubuisson in the driving seat and the Frenchman feels as though his game suits the long Earth course.
“It’s a course I like as you have to carry the ball long,” he said. “The long game is very important and I like the way it is set up.”
VITAL PUTT: Victor Dubuisson birdied the final hole to move into the lead ahead of today’s final round