Rory McIlroy finished off his stellar 2012 season in the only suitable way, with a win at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. In the European Tour’s version of the FedEx Cup, the DP World Tour Championship is the final leg of the Race To Dubai, where McIlroy became the first person since Lee Westwood in 2009 to win both the Race To Dubai and the DP World Tour Championship in the same year.
McIlroy held off World Number Two Luke Donald, as well as Ryder Cup hero Justin Rose, who fired a course record 62 on Sunday, by two shots, with a four-day total of 265 (66-67-66-66), 23 under.
This win caps off a remarkable year where McIlroy can add the DP World Tour Championship crown as his fifth victory of the 2012 season that included the PGA Championship and PGA Tour Money List crown.
McIlroy summed up his 2012 season in one word, “Unbelievable”. But staying true to a confident and ambitious 23 year old, he followed that comment up with, “But hopefully I can emulate it or do even better next year!”