Matt Fitzpatrick wins DP World Tour Championship as Henrik Stenson clinches Race to Dubai

The Englishman takes home £1m in prize money while Sweden's Stenson made certain of ending the year as European number one with a closing 65

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England's Matt Fitzpatrick won the DP World Tour Championship in dramatic fashion on Sunday as Open champion Henrik Stenson clinched a second Race to Dubai title in four years.

Tyrrell Hatton looked set to win his second tournament in the space of seven weeks after holing a bunker shot for par on the 17th to preserve a one-shot lead at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

However, the 25-year-old then drove into the creek which runs the length of the par-five 18th and carded his only bogey of a closing 68 to open the door for Fitzpatrick in the group behind.

The 22-year-old from Sheffield needed par to force a play-off or a birdie to win and duly got up and down from a greenside bunker to claim his third European Tour victory, a second win of the season and the first prize of more than £1million.

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Fitzpatrick splashes out of a bunker on the 18th hole to find the green (Getty)

Stenson began the week 299,675 points ahead of Danny Willett and made certain of ending the year as European number one with a closing 65 matched by playing partner and defending champion Rory McIlroy.

That left the Ryder Cup team-mates in a share of ninth place, with Willett tied for 50th in the 60-man field after a closing 70. Sweden's Alex Noren, who was the other player capable of ending the season on top of the money list, was joint 23rd.

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