- Title: Dubai win best of career - Fitzpatrick
- Date: 20th November 2016
- Summary: DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (NOVEMBER 20, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATE GOLF COURSE FANS WALKING PAST CAMERA VARIOUS OF CROWDS WATCHING THE ACTION SIGN READING (English): "THE RACE ENDS HERE" (SOUNDBITE) (English) WINNER OF DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, MATTHEW FITZPATRICK, SAYING: "It's a great way to end the season. This is my best result of my career. There isn't anything better than that, you know, so yeah, it's been a very, very good week." VARIOUS OF NEWS CONFERENCE WITH EUROPEAN ORDER OF MERIT WINNER HENRIK STENSON ONGOING (SOUNDBITE) (English) EUROPEAN ORDER OF MERIT WINNER, HENRIK STENSON, SAYING: "It's been a great year. It's been the best year of my career when I sum it up, and this certainly didn't make it any worse. It's some very nice names on this trophy, so I'm delighted and proud to get my name on it again. It's hard enough to do one time, but to do two is something I'm very pleased with and of course it shows how well I played over the course of the year." NEWS CONFERENCE UNDERWAY
- Embargoed: 5th December 2016 17:07
- Keywords: Dubai golf Henrik Stenson Matthew Fitzpatrik
- Location: DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
- City: DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
- Country: United Arab Emirates
- Topics: Golf,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA00159911RZ
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- Story Text: England's Matthew Fitzpatrick sank a knee-knocking birdie putt from four feet on the final hole to seal the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday (November 20) in a dramatic conclusion.
The $1.33 million first prize for the season-ending tournament in Dubai meant the 22-year-old from Sheffield, who carded a five-under-par 67 to finish the tournament 17-under, roughly doubled the amount he had won combined from his other 25 events this year.
"It's a great way to end the season. This is my best result of my career. There isn't anything better than that, you know, so yeah, it's been a very, very good week," said Fitzpatrick at a news conference after the end of play.
He edged out compatriot Tyrrell Hatton, who led the field down the stretch until he found water with his 18th tee shot, with the resultant bogey ultimately costing him the tournament by one shot.
Earlier in the day, Henrik Stenson sealed the European money-list title to add to his British Open crown and Olympics silver medal already achieved in 2016.
The Swede carded a seven-under par 65, the same as playing partner and 2015 Race to Dubai winner Rory McIlroy, to snuff out any chance of being usurped as Order of Merit winner by his three potential challengers
The title caps a special year for the 40-year-old, who claimed his maiden major title at the British Open in July as well as a silver medal at golf's first showing at the Olympics for 112 years.
"It's been a great year. It's been the best year of my career when I sum it up, and this certainly didn't make it any worse," said the Swede.
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