Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 November 2022 – Rolex Testimonee Jon Rahm has won the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, for a record third time. After four days of thrilling golf, the Spaniard prevailed and in doing so, claimed his fifth Rolex Series title.
Founded in 2009, the championship is the fifth and final Rolex Series event of the year. It is contested by the leading players in the tour rankings and determines the winner of the season-long competition.
The Jumeirah Golf Estates once again welcomed an elite field of competitors, who were presented with a tough challenge by the Earth Course as it hosted the event for the 14th time. Rahm was rewarded for his precision and consistency, having held a one-shot lead going into the final round after hitting a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 in the third round with seven birdies. He carded a final-round 67 for a 20-under par total of 268 and a two-shot victory.
With this victory, Rahm finished third in the 2022 DP World Tour Rankings Presented by Rolex and becomes the only player to have won the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai title three times.
Following Sunday’s final day of play, he said:
“I never got the chance to defend my title after winning in 2019 so I came into this week trying to think that I was still defending it. To come out and play as good as I did and beat the field – especially with the way people were playing on the Sunday – was truly an honour. I still cannot believe that I am the first man to win the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai three times. This tournament is incredibly fun and I am not only saying that because I have done extremely well in it. I have done well in it because I like it so much.”
Fellow Testimonee Matthew Fitzpatrick, who finished joint fifth this year, has also won the tournament twice before, in 2016 and 2020.
This edition marked five years of Rolex’s association with the event as Official Timekeeper. The brand’s support for golf spans more than 50 years and extends to all levels of the sport, including elite and amateur players, all the Major championships and professional tours around the world.
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