Stenson repeats as champion in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates ( – Henrik Stenson birdied the
final two holes on Sunday en route to repeating as champion at the DP World
Tour Championship, Dubai.

Stenson closed with a 2-under 70 in the final round to end at 16-under-par
272. Stenson’s 70 broke a string of 12 consecutive rounds in the 60s on the
Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. The win was Stenson’s ninth on the
European Tour.

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy nearly rallied to victory. He posted a 4-under 68 to
end in a tie for second at minus-14. McIlroy was joined there by Justin Rose
(69) and Victor Dubuisson (68).

Shane Lowry matched the low round of the day with his 6-under 66. That helped
him grab fifth place at 13-under-par 275.

Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen matched Lowry’s 66 to move into a tie
for sixth at minus-12. Oosthuizen was joined there by Robert Karlsson (69) and
Tyrell Hatton (70).