Spain’s Jon Rahm won the DP World Tour Championship as Justin Rose’s dramatic late collapse saw Tommy Fleetwood crowned European number one.
Rose looked set for a remarkable third win in succession to seal a second Race to Dubai title when he led by a shot with seven holes to play, only to bogey three of the next five.
That left the Olympic champion needing to eagle the last to overhaul Fleetwood, but his long-range attempt slid past the hole as Fleetwood looked on alongside his fiancee Clare and their seven-week-old son.
Rose had to settle for a tie for fourth on 17 under par, two shots behind European Tour rookie of the year Rahm, who secured his second victory of the season thanks to a closing 67.
The 23-year-old, who only turned professional in June last year, finished a shot ahead of Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Ireland’s Shane Lowry, whose 63 equalled the lowest round of the week.
Masters champion Sergio Garcia and the South Africa duo of Dean Burmester and Dylan Frittelli were alongside Rose, with Fleetwood in a tie for 21st after a final round of 74.
The moment Fleetwood realised he won was captured on camera and as you can see in the video below found it extremely difficult to keep his emotions in as he was congratulated by fellow players, including the man he had just beaten, Justin Rose.
"It's amazing. You start the season in November/December and you are watching the last shot of the season to see who wins. It's very special," the 26-year-old said afterwards.
"I didn't play how I wanted to today. It wasn't pretty. From 11 and 12 onwards it was difficult not to think about what Justin was doing."
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