Tommy Fleetwood crowned European No 1 after Justin Rose falters

Tommy Fleetwood has been crowned Race to Dubai champion after Justin Rose endured a torrid back nine on the final day of the European Tour season at the DP World Tour Championship.

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Jon Rahm emerged from the pack to become the only multiple winner of a Rolex Series tournament this season, while Rose’s bid to be European No 1 for the first time in 10 years came up short despite a poor closing round from Fleetwood.

Rose looked in complete control of the tournament and was cruising at three under for the day after 11 holes, but he bogeyed three of the next five to slip out of the top-five position he needed to win the Race to Dubai.

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With Fleetwood looking on from the clubhouse after a scrappy 74 left him out of the top 20 on 11 under, Rose needed to hole from the front fringe for eagle at the 72nd hole to snatch the Harry Vardon Trophy.

But his brave effort from around 80 feet drifted left of the target and, although he holed for birdie, a four-way share of fourth place was not enough to displace Fleetwood from the top of the standings.

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