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N. Hojgaard wins DPWTC whereas brother Rasmus misses PGA Tour card

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Nicolai Hojgaard claimed the most important title of his profession Sunday after operating off 5 straight birdies down the stretch to overtake Tommy Fleetwood and win the season-ending DP World Tour Championship by two strokes.

The 22-year-old Dane delivered a clinic in iron play to arrange close-range birdies from Nos. 13-17, shoot 8-under 64 and end the match on 21 below par.

Fleetwood, enjoying within the ultimate group, bogeyed No. 17 so needed to eagle the par-5 final gap. His third shot settled past the flag, prompting Hojgaard to have a good time within the scoring hut.

He has received a match for 3 consecutive years on the European tour, however this was simply his greatest and earned him $3 million. Coming off the again of being a rookie within the profitable European group on the Ryder Cup outdoors Rome final month, it has been an ideal finish to the yr to probably the most extremely rated younger gamers on the continent.

“The one factor lacking was a win,” mentioned Hojgaard, who was two photographs behind strolling off the twelfth inexperienced. “And to get it this week is unbelievable.

“That is the sweetest option to end the yr.”

Fleetwood (68) completed in a tie for second place with Viktor Hovland (68) and third-round chief Matt Wallace (69) on a day when the lead modified repeatedly at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Whereas Nicolai Hojgaard was in a position to have a good time, it proved to be one thing of a painful day for his twin brother, Rasmus.

The highest 10, not in any other case exempt, within the Race to Dubai standings earned 2024 PGA Tour playing cards on Sunday, together with Adrian Meronk and Robert MacIntyre

He seemed to be heading in the right direction to say one of many 10 PGA Tour playing cards on provide to the highest 10 gamers within the season-ending Race to Dubai rankings who aren’t already exempt.

A half-hour stretch on the 18th gap modified all the things, although. Rasmus Hojgaard hit his second shot into the water guarding the inexperienced and solely made par. Matthieu Pavon adopted him and hit a wedge inside 2 ft for a birdie that lifted him above Hojgaard, who missed out on PGA Tour standing by lower than 27 factors.

The ten gamers to get probably profitable playing cards throughout the Atlantic have been Adrian Meronk, Ryan Fox, Victor Perez, Thorbjørn Olesen, Alexander Bjork, Sami Valimaki, Robert MacIntyre, Pavon, Jorge Campillo and Ryo Hisatsune.

Nicolai Hojgaard jumped to second place within the Race to Dubai rankings behind Rory McIlroy, who had already been topped as European golf’s No. 1 participant for the fifth time.



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