Morikawa becomes first American to win Race to Dubai
It’s an honour to be the very first American to do that, he claimed
Collin Morikawa ended up being the very first American to win the Race to Dubai title after a late rise took him to success in the DP Globe Excursion Champion on Sunday as Rory McIlroy failed at the Jumeirah Golf Estates training course.
Morikawa, that won this year’s British Open, do with a perfect round of 66 consisting of 6 birdies to cover the leaderboard at 17 under the same level and also win by 3 shots.
The American additionally finished the period as the European Trip’s leading.
Safeguarding champ Matt Fitzpatrick carded 66 to go up 11 position on the last day and also the Englishman completed connected for 2nd with Sweden’s Alexander Bjork.
” I really feel so excellent, I would certainly be existing to you if I claimed I had not been enjoying what Matt Fitzpatrick was doing today,” Morikawa claimed.
” Young boy, did he produced a run. He appeared shooting … Yet it’s 18 openings, all I required to do was capture a stimulate.
” It’s an honour to be the very first American to do that (win the Race to Dubai) on the European Trip, to place my name versus several greats, hall of famers – it’s unique.”
McIlroy held a one-shot lead entering into the last day and also looked readied to end up being the very first three-times champion of the occasion.
Yet the Northern Irishman made bogeys at the 15th, 16th and also 18th openings to end up connected for 6th– 5 shots behind Morikawa.