Tommy Fleetwood admits final-day difficulties in Dubai


Justin Rose led by one shot entering the final round of the European Tour's DP World Tour Championship today (Sunday, Nov. 19) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Tommy Fleetwood is grateful to remain in contention for the Race to Dubai crown going into the final round of the European Tour season after finding himself "a bit lost" previous year.

Ireland's Shane Lowry (63) and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat (67) were tied for the second place at 18-under par, while Masters champion Sergio Garcia (65) and the South African duo of Dean Burmester (68) and Dylan Frittelli (69) were tied fourth at 271 alongside Rose.

Rose was a distant 10th on the money list until earning 2.3 million points with back-to-back wins in China and Turkey and a third straight victory in Dubai would see him crowned European No.1 for a second time.

The Clara man started at a blistering pace with back to back birdies on the first two holes.

It was not to be, however, as his putt drifted left of the hole, meaning Fleetwood took home the glory, with Rose finishing in a four-way tie for fourth on 17 under par after a final round 70.

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"So, last day of the season and I've got a chance to win the Race to Dubai", Fleetwood said.

"On the course has been great, I've played some of the best golf of my career and done things that I've never done before".

TOMMY FLEETWOOD, who had sat in the clubhouse after a scrappy final round of 74 and 11-under 277 total, on winning the Race to Dubai at the very last hole. "It's good for him to finish it off".

"There is is! That is as good as I could play". "An incredible week, I could not be more proud of what I've done this week".

Rose looked in complete control of the tournament and was cruising after 11 holes, but he bogeyed three of the next five to slip down the leaderboard.