Rory McIlroy claimed a third Race to Dubai title on Sunday when he won the DP World Tour Championship by a single shot at the Jumeirah Golf Estate in Dubai on Sunday.
The Northern Irishman shot eight birdies and four bogeys to post a six-under 66 in the final round, after scores of 68, 68 and 65 over the previous three days.
Englishman Andy Sulivan finished a single shot back on 20-under, after he shot five birdies and a bogey to card a 68 in round four.
Sullivan and McIlroy were going toe-to-toe in the final round, until the world number three rolled in four birdies in five holes to take a two stroke lead.
However, there looked to be a twist in the tail when McIlroy plopped his tee shot in the water on the par three 17th, while Sullivan was safely on the green. But McIlroy rose to the occassion, draining a 30 foot putt for a bogey to keep a one stroke cushion.
Both players were on the green in three on the par five 18th and after Sullivan missed his 20 foot birdie attempt, McIlroy had an easy two-putt for the win.
South Africa’s Branden Grace finished in third place on 15-under after he shot a 67 on Sunday, while six players finished two shots back and tied for fourth.
The US President was among the viewers watching the TaylorMade Driving Relief.
The US President phoned in as McIlroy played in a Sunday fundraiser for coronavirus victims.
Syme donated his prize money to charity.
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The Northern Irishman is ranked number one in the world.
Players entering the United States will face a 14-day quarantine period, while a strict testing regime will be in place at each tournament.
The experienced duo will be involved at Whistling Straits.
The world number 98 intends to split the 10,000 euros prize money between his own charity and a hospital in his native Rotterdam.
The biennial event between Europe and the United States is scheduled to take place from September 25-27.