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McIlroy wins DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

  • Rory McIlroy birdied the final five holes to edge past Justin Rose for the title at the European Tour's season-ending event in Dubai on Sunday.

    Rose, starting five groups ahead of McIlroy and third-round co-leader Luke Donald, fired a 10-under 62 to finish at 21-under par.

    With the pressure on, the world's top-ranked player won with his five consecutive birdies to complete a 6-under 66 for a four-day total of 23-under par.

    Donald had at least a piece of the lead after each of the first three rounds but failed to keep up and ended with a 71 to end alongside Charl Schwartzel in third place at 18-under par.