DP World Tour Championship, Dubai R4

Collin Morikawa wins first Rolex Series title & Race to Dubai

Tour Championship Dubai 2021 R4
November 18-21
Jumeirah Golf Estates, Earth Course, Dubai, UAE
$9,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Collin Morikawa shot five birdies in his final seven holes to close with a bogey-free 66 and win his first Rolex Series title at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. The Open champion is the first American to become European number 1.


Tour Championship Dubai 2021 R4

“It feels so good. I would be lying to you if I said I wasn’t watching what Matt Fitzpatrick was doing today. Boy, did he put on a run. Props to him, made a lot of birdies early on. But it’s 18 holes. All I needed to do was catch a spark.

“It’s so special. I came here last time, first time to Dubai, obviously not having played too many European Tour events and I told everyone that I wanted to come out here and win – win the Race to Dubai and win the DP World Tour Championship, and I had it in my control this week. Obviously if I won, I would have sealed the deal, and that’s all I focused on really.”


Tour Championship Dubai 2021 R4

The World number 2 has now won four times on Tour and is the only three time winner on the 2021 Race to Dubai. He becomes the second player to win a Major Championship (The Open), a WGC title (WGC-Workday Championship) and a Rolex Series title and the Race to Dubai following Francesco Molinari in 2018.


Tour Championship Dubai 2021 R4

“I’m still not number one in the world. I still have a lot to work on in my game. Obviously this week was good. I still thought I wasn’t playing amazing but I made do. I was able to make some putts here and there, hit some great chip shots, made up-and-down and made some crucial par saves out here and that’s what you need.

“So I still think there’s a ton to work on. That’s just kind of the nature of how my mind works and how I work, I just want more.

“I know I’m going to enjoy this one a lot, especially since it’s at the end of the year, but there’s a lot more from me hopefully.”


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Tour Championship Dubai 2021 R4

He started the day three shots behind overnight leader Rory McIlroy and finished three shots ahead of defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick (66) of England and Sweden’s Alexander Björk (70).

Dane Nicolai Højgaard (67) tied for fourth place alongside Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre (71) at 13-under.

Northern Ireland’s McIlroy made two birdies and four bogeys, three of them over the last four holes, and closed with a 74 for a share of fifth place at 12-under alongside Englishman Ian Poulter (67) and South African Dean Burmester (69).


Tour Championship Dubai 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
MORIKAWA,Collin
-17
68
68
69
66
271
2
FITZPATRICK,Matt
-14
70
69
69
66
274
BJÖRK,Alexander
-14
68
67
69
70
274
4
HØJGAARD,Nicolai
-13
68
71
69
67
275
MACINTYRE,Robert
-13
68
69
67
71
275
6
POULTER,Ian
-12
73
69
67
67
276
BURMESTER,Dean
-12
69
69
69
69
276
MCILROY,Rory
-12
65
70
67
74
276
9
ARNAUS,Adri
-11
75
68
68
66
277
CASEY,Paul
-11
70
69
70
68
277
9
LOWRY,Shane
-11
69
65
71
72
277
CATLIN,John
-11
69
65
71
72
277
HANSEN,Joachim B.
-11
67
70
68
72
277
HORSFIELD,Sam
-11
68
66
69
74
277
15
PIETERS,Thomas
-10
73
66
70
69
278
16
FORREST,Grant
-9
70
70
72
67
279
GARCIA,Sergio
-9
68
69
74
68
279
LEE,Min Woo
-9
72
69
69
69
279
HATTON,Tyrrell
-9
70
73
66
70
279
ARMITAGE,Marcus
-9
68
72
67
72
279
21
HIGGO,Garrick
-8
73
69
71
67
280
DETRY,Thomas
-8
69
70
72
69
280
HERBERT,Lucas
-8
72
69
70
69
280
SCRIVENER,Jason
-8
71
69
70
70
280
WINTHER,Jeff
-8
70
69
69
72
280
21
VEERMAN,Johannes
-8
68
72
67
73
280
27
CANTER,Laurie
-7
74
71
68
68
281
ANCER,Abraham
-7
72
69
70
70
281
LAGERGREN,Joakim
-7
70
71
70
70
281
FLEETWOOD,Tommy
-7
70
72
69
70
281
HØJGAARD,Rasmus
-7
70
69
69
73
281
32
MERONK,Adrian
-6
68
74
74
66
282
HORSCHEL,Billy
-6
74
70
69
69
282
BEZUIDENHOUT,Christiaan
-6
67
75
70
70
282
REED,Patrick
-6
72
72
68
70
282
KAYMER,Martin
-6
68
68
70
76
282
37
MIGLIOZZI,Guido
-5
73
73
70
67
283
ZALATORIS,Will
-5
70
73
70
70
283
39
CROCKER,Sean
-4
69
73
72
70
284
WILLETT,Danny
-4
75
71
67
71
284
DONALDSON,Jamie
-4
70
68
74
72
284
ROZNER,Antoine
-4
74
70
68
72
284
CABRERA BELLO,Rafa
-4
70
70
71
73
284
44
KIEFFER,Maximilian
-3
70
70
73
72
285
45
BLAND,Richard
-2
73
69
71
73
286
46
LAPORTA,Francesco
-1
71
74
72
70
287
PEREZ,Victor
-1
74
69
69
75
287
48
KAWAMURA,Masahiro
Par
74
73
68
73
288
49
WIESBERGER,Bernd
+2
76
76
75
63
290
50
HARDING,Justin
+3
71
72
71
77
291
51
MORRISON,James
+4
71
74
73
74
292
52
PULKKANEN,Tapio
+5
67
74
76
76
293
W/D
HILL,Calum
+3
75