Nicolai Hojgaard won the DP World Tour’s season-long Race to Dubai title for the first time in his career and second year in a row. The 22-year-old closed with an 8-under 64 at Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth Course, beating Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Wallace, and Viktor Hovland by two shots. This was Hojgaard’s third DP World Tour title and first Rolex Series win.
After winning the tournament, Hojgaard said, “It means a lot. It’s the sweetest one.” He added that it was a result of hard work and dedication over the past few years. “I can’t believe it just happened,” he said after finishing tied for 22nd at 10 under.
The victory came as a surprise to many, including Rory McIlroy, who finished tied for 22nd at 10 under. Despite not winning this week, McIlroy sounded satisfied after winning yet another season-long title. “It’s great,” he said. “I think it shows my consistency year-to-year.” He added that he believes he is one of the most consistent golfers in the world today.