Martin Kaymer who had won a good 67 lap on the 18-hole course, was ahead on the decisive test on Sunday, with a total score of 212 on the 28th shared place. This was despite having fallen way back the day before that.
The 31-year old was occupying the 14th place just before the final event and was hoping to make it into the top ten of the overall rating. HE had taken over the lead from Frenchman Victor Dubuisson before the final round.
The two time Major winner however finished the season finale of the European Tour on 17th place in Dubai with 279 hits on the split, thus falling back in the overall rating.
Englishman, Matthew Firzpatrick secure the victory at the Jumeirah Golf Estates, and the 1.33 million dollar prize money that comes with it after going off with 271 hits.
Once again, Henrik Stenson was in front to take the lead in the “Race to Dubai”. The Swede had reached a ninth place which saw him secure the Harry Vardon Trophy and cart away the $1.25 million bonus for the second time. The first time he had won it had been in 2013.
The German, Kaymer had seen a good round on the course during the final day with 67 hits. This however, was not enough to secure him a place amongst the top ten on the money list.
In 2010 however, he had won the “Race for Dubai” title but could go no further than that as it seems this is the end of the 2016 season for the former World No. 1.
However, it was a very good year for Henrik Stenson as he celebrated his first major at the British Open while winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games.