Collin Morikawa beats Rory McIlroy in Dubai | 2021 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

Collin Morikawa claimed a historic double in Dubai winning the season finale DP World Tour Championship as well as becoming the first American to win the Race to Dubai.


The 2021 Race to Dubai comes to an end at this week’s DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. With the chance to win the final European Tour event and the opportunity for some players to end the year as European Number One, there's plenty to play for this week. While any of the players in the 53-man field can end the week as DP World Tour Champion, only six can finish the season as European Number One. Race to Dubai leader Collin Morikawa is aiming to be the first American to claim the title. He tops the standings courtesy of winning The Open and the WGC – Workday Championship, as well as a couple of other top-8 performances in majors this year. Billy Horschel, who captured the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in September, is also in the running to become the first American to win the Race to Dubai and will do so with a victory at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Tyrrell Hatton memorably captured a record-breaking fifth Rolex Series title in Abu Dhabi at the start of the year. He heads to Dubai requiring all 2,000 points and Morikawa and Horschel to finish worse than a three-way tie for third and second, respectively. Other players also in the running are Min Woo Lee, Matt Fitzpatrick and Paul Casey. It’s all to play for…


25 thoughts on “Collin Morikawa beats Rory McIlroy in Dubai | 2021 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

  1. Just feel really sorry for Rory. He did have a good chance. That chip shot that hit the stick which sent his ball into the bunker changed everything. If he was able to close that hole with a birdie instead of a bogey, it would have brought a good momentum to him through out the rest of the holes. It would have been more exciting to watch. Having said that, Colin made an incredible late run which was really amazing. Exciting round. Just felt sorry for Rory to end up this way.

  2. Morikawa's balls go where he wants them to, whereas McIlroy HOPES they go there. That's the difference. Rory needs to concentrate more on direction than distance and his current method won't let him. He'll never win consistently unless he changes.

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