Stenson Retains Dubai Title

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson has retained his DP World Tour Championship title, winning by two shots in Dubai.

The 38-year-old shot back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th to card a 70 and finish 16 under par.

His Ryder Cup team-mates Rory McIlroy, Victor Dubuisson and Justin Rose were tied for second place on 14 under.

Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello started the day as joint leader with Stenson but successive double bogeys on the 16th and 17th saw his challenge fade.

Stenson had struggled on the back nine, hitting his tee shot out of bounds on the 11th to gift his playing partner Cabrera-Bello a two-shot lead.

But as the Spaniard collapsed twice hitting the water, Stenson hit a brilliant tee shot on the 17th for a tap-in birdie to reclaim the outright lead.

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