DP World Tour Championship Final Round LIVE scores and updates; Jon Rahm leads
DP World Tour Championship Final Round LIVE scores and updates; Jon Rahm…

DP World Tour Championship Final Round LIVE: Jon Rahm wins by two strokes

Welcome to GolfMagic's LIVE blog of Final Round action at the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.

  • Jon Rahm wins 2022 DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. 
  • This was the third time he has won this tournament and the fifth time he has won a Rolex Series event.
  • Rahm carded a final round of 5-under 67 to reach 20-under par, two clear of England's Tyrrell Hatton and Sweden's Alex Noren.
  • Rory McIlroy finishes four shots behind Rahm, but finished top of the DP World Tour Rankings for the fourth time. 
  • McIlroy previously finished top of the rankings in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
  • World No.1 McIlroy finishes 2022 in stellar fashion after winning the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour, collecting $18m

Final leaderboard

J. Rahm -20

T. Hatton -18

R. McIlroy -16

T. Fleetwood, M. Fitzpatrick -13

R. Hojgaard, A. Meronk -11

A. Arnaus, J. Campillo -10

20 Nov 2022
Jon Rahm wins 2022 DP World Tour Championship

Jon Rahm can't finish in style as his birdie attempt drifts right of the cup. 

But the Spaniard takes down the 2022 DP World Tour Championship with a two-stroke victory after a final round of 5-under 67. 

Just brilliant play from the former World No.1

This is the fourth time he has won this tournament and a record fifth Rolex Series title.

Final leaderboard

J. Rahm -20

T. Hatton -18

R. McIlroy -16

T. Fleetwood, M. Fitzpatrick -13

R. Hojgaard, A. Meronk -11

A. Arnaus, J. Campilo -10

Trouble for Rahm at 18!

Jon Rahm's tee shot at 18 wasn't his best and he found himself way left in the trees with a dodgy lie and overhanging trees blocking his route to the green. 

He had to keep his second shot low...and he did. 

Rahm manages to find the spot he was aiming for and he will have the simplest of approaches to the green. 

And it's a beauty! 

He can enjoy the walk now. 

Par to close for Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy splashes his third shot out of the bunker at 18 but cannot convert the birdie. 

He will finish top of the DP World Tour Rankings. 

Some 2022 from McIlroy. 

Green Jacket next year, anyone?!

Birdie finish for Tyrrell Hatton

Tyrrell Hatton cards a 6-under 66 to finish the DP World Tour Championship on 18-under par. 

Safe par for Rahm at 17...

Jon Rahm makes his par at the tough par-3 17th. 

Rory McIlroy is striding up the 18th now after hitting his second shot into the greenside bunker at the par-5 closing hole. 

The Northern Irishman, 33, receives a warm reception from the crowd in Dubai. 

The World No.1 will finish top of the DP World Tour Rankings...

Rahm edges closer...

Jon Rahm finds the green at 17. 

And with it, he moves closer to winning the DP World Tour Championship for a record third time!

Water for Alex Noren!

Oh man, Alex Noren's tee shot at 18 dribbles into the water. He walks back to his bag and places his hands on his hips. 


Jon Rahm can surely enjoy the last few holes now? 

Birdie for Alex Noren

Rory McIlroy is four behind now and that is that for the Northern Irishman. He's just about to play the par-5 18th.

If anyone is going to beat Rahm now it has to be Alex Noren. 

The Swede makes birdie at 17 to move to 18-under. 

Eagle finish, anyone?!

Here's that putt from Rahm...
Surely that is it?

Jon Rahm makes birdie at 15.

The Spaniard stuffs his approach to 6ft and he gobbles up the birdie to move to 20-under, three clear of Tyrrell Hatton and Alex Noren. 

As I type this, Rory McIlroy has found the water...

Rory needs a big finish...

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Who is YOUR money on?
Rahm takes two-shot lead!

Jon Rahm's lead is now two strokes heading into the final stages. 

Rahm drains a 30ft bomb for birdie at the par-3 13th. 

This was after Tyrrell Hatton made birdie at 14. 

Hatton needs a big finish now!


My oh my. Tyrrell Hatton just had a superb chance to TIE the lead at the par-5 14th. 

The Englishman finds the green in two and has a fantastic chance for eagle. 

But his effort drifts just left of the cup. 

Hatton shouts: "It can't go that way!"

It's a birdie at least.

Things are getting interesting...

Noren almost ties the lead!

Alex Noren just had an outside chance of a birdie at No. 12. 

From 25 feet his putt drifts agonisingly close to dropping.

It's the same story again for the Swede at No. 13. 

Can anyone stop Jon Rahm?

Hatton and Noren are closing in...

Rahm's lead is now one shot at 18-under. 

Sweden's Alex Noren finds a birdie at 11.

Tyrrell Hatton is getting a bit frustrated that some of his putts aren't dropping at all. He breaks a run of three consecutive pars from No. 10 with a birdie at 13. 

The Englishman now has a par-5 up next...

Here comes Rory...

Rory McIlroy may still be projected to finish top of the DP World Tour Rankings, but he's not out of this yet. 

The Northern Irishman is now knocking on the door but holes are quickly running out. 

He's just made a birdie at No. 10 and finds the fairway at 11...

He's four back of Rahm now.

Strap in...

Unreal up and down from Jon Rahm!

Jon Rahm turns in 33, but that was white-knuckle stuff from the Spaniard at No. 9. 

Left off the tee. Left of the green with his approach... and somehow, somehow he finds his par. 

If he goes on to win, he'll look back at that moment. 

Classy stuff. 

Leaderboard update!

How it stands as of 10:01am GMT

Rahm -18 (8)

Noren -16 (9)

Hatton -15 (10)

McIlroy -14 (10)

Fitzpatrick -13 (8)

Fleetwood -11 (11)

Campillo -11 (11)

Nightmare for Fitzpatrick!

It already looks like Matthew Fitzpatrick's race is run! 

The U.S. Open champion has had an absolute NIGHTMARE on No. 8. 

His drive was landed way right in the native area and he had 212 yards to the pin at the par-4. 

By the time he was playing his third he still had 174 yards to the green. Then he made an absolute hash of his greenside chip.

Fitzy cards a DOUBLE BOGEY and drops back to 13-under, five shots off the lead. 

Related: Why Fitzpatrick is shunning BBC SPOTY

Noren in close at No. 9

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News editor Ben here taking you through the action of the final round of the DP World Tour Championship. 

Both Rory McIlroy and Alex Noren are in prime position at No. 9 and are on the hunt for birdies. 

And Noren has a superb chance, he's hit a cracker there. 

McIlroy's response from 160? His 9-iron lands way, way short! 

Rahm still leads by two...

Noren moves to within one!

Alex Noren has just drained a birdie at the 6th to pull within a shot of the lead. 


Rahm fails to convert a seven footer for par at the 4th and it leads to his first bogey of the day.

He now falls back to -17. 

Hatton drops home a birdie on the 6th to move up into a tie for second on -15 with Noren and Fitzpatrick.

McIlroy has binned a third birdie of the day at the 5th, too, and he's now within three of the lead. 

That shakes things up somewhat! 

-17 J Rahm (4)
-15 T Hatton (6)
-15 A Noren (5)
-15 M Fitzpatrick (4)
-14 R McIlroy (5) 
-12 T Fleetwood (6)


Rahm could not have dreamed of a better start here on the Earth Course today. 

He's just made a third consecutive birdie at the par-4 3rd, this time from 10 feet, and he has opened up a three-shot cushion atop the leaderboard on -18.

What an incredible start this has been. 

R4 Leaderboard Update:

-18 J Rahm (3)
-15 A Noren (4)
-15 M Fitzpatrick (3)
-14 T Hatton (5) 
-13 R McIlroy (4) 
-12 T Fleetwood (5) 

Birdie for Fitzpatrick!

Don't rule out Fitzpatrick just yet...

It's a first birdie of the day from just inside of 30 feet at the par-4 3rd for the Englishman and he moves to -15.

That pulls him to within two shots of playing partner Rahm.