Golf: Matt Fitzpatrick snaps up £1million prize with win at DP World Tour Championship

Matthew Fitzpatrick plays a shot on the 2nd hole during the final round of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. PA Sport

Matthew Fitzpatrick plays a shot on the 2nd hole during the final round of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. PA Sport

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Sheffield'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 Hallamshire man Fitzpatrick in the group behind.

The 22-year-old 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.

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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