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

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Collin Morikawa won the DP Tour World Championship, and in doing so became the first American to take the Race to Dubai title.

The 24-year-old made five birdies in his last seven holes on Sunday to post a round of 66, taking him to -17 and three shots clear of the rest of the field.

Rory McIlroy had the lead going into the final round, but shot a disappointing 74 to finish in a tie for sixth.

Matt Fitzpatrick fired a six-under par 66 to move up the leaderboard and threaten Morikawa’s place at the top of the leaderboard, but it was only enough for second.

Morikawa did not need to win this week to take the Race to Dubai, especially with his nearest challenger Billy Horschel finishing down in 32nd.

But he turned on the style down the stretch to secure his sixth professional win.

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

“It’s an honour. To put my name against many, many greats, Hall of Famers - it’s special. I get touched up just talking about that.

“The way my head is wired, I’m always looking for what’s next. But I’m going to try to enjoy this one. It’s special, it’s at the end of the year, I’m going to enjoy it as much as I can.”

It’s the latest success in an incredible run over the last two years for the American.

He won The Open at Royal St George’s in his debut appearance in July, his second major following victory at the 2020 PGA Championship.

Morikawa also won the WGC-Workday Championship earlier this year, which along with winning The Open played a significant role in him leading the European Tour’s points list.

The only two events he played in Europe this year were the Scottish Open and then at Royal St George’s a week later, but the points on offer for the majors and the WGC events meant he went into this week’s DP Tour World Championship leading the Race to Dubai.

Morikawa also played a big part in the USA securing the Ryder Cup, winning three and halving one of the four matches he played.

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