Rory McIlroy's golden 2022 closes with another recognition. After winning the FedEx Cup in the USA and after returning to first place in the world ranking, the Northern Irishman won the Harry Vardon Trophy in Dubai as the best player on the DP World Tour.
In the United Arab Emirates, Jon Rahm also triumphs, who wins the DP World Tour Championship and establishes himself as the only player to have won this tournament three times. For him, even a $ 3 million jackpot against a total prize pool of 10,000,000.
Jon Rahm, results
From number 1 in the world, to the former number 1 in the world. What feats for Northern Irish and Spanish. The first, he had never managed to conquer the European crown in the same year in which he had also secured the FedEx Cup.
Master in the United States and now also in Europe. For the fourth time in his career (the first since 2015), McIlroy has been crowned king of the DP World Tour. In Dubai, the 33-year-old from Holywood just finished the competition in 4th place, with a total of 272 (- 16), to celebrate.
Rahm also wrote an important page in continental golf. For the Basque, who won with a score of 268 (70 66 65 67, -20) ahead of the British Tyrrell Hatton and the Swedish Alex Noren, 2 / i with 270 (-18), not only the record for exploits in the DP World Tour Championship, but also the one in Rolex Series events.
Rahm has in fact dropped the pokerissimo in these top events of the circuit. Nothing to do for Fitzpatrick, 5 / o with 275 (-13) like Tommy Fleetwood and fourth in the money list behind not only McIlroy, but also Ryan Fox (second) and Rahm (third).
In Dubai, Guido Migliozzi was classified 23 / o with 285 (71 69 73 72, -3) in the tournament and finished 30 / place in the ranking of the circuit. The DP World Tour Championship has just ended and with it the first season of the new DP World Tour, a circuit that "replaced" the old European Tour.
On the course of the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, the victory went, for the third time in career, to the Spaniard Jon Rahm. Thanks to the 600 points obtained with the fourth place instead, the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy managed to maintain the leadership of the World Tour Ranking, thus winning the fourth Harry Vardon Trophy of his extraordinary career.
After taking the lead yesterday, Rahm managed the last day perfectly, lowering his score by five more strokes, taking him to the final -20. Really exceptional closure for the Spaniard of a season that did not see him perform at the levels he had accustomed us to in recent years.