Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 14 November 2019

Tommy Fleetwood beats Dustin Johnson and Pablo Larrazabal to win Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

World No 102 cards five-under par 67 at National Course to come home 17-under for the tournament and record only his second European Tour victory, writes John McAuley from National Course.
Tommy Fleetwood of England holes his eagle on 10th hole during the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Sunday. David Cannon / Getty Images
Tommy Fleetwood of England holes his eagle on 10th hole during the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Sunday. David Cannon / Getty Images

ABU DHABI // Englishman Tommy Fleetwood won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday, finishing one stroke ahead of Dustin Johnson and Pablo Larrazabal, his nearest challengers.

The world No 102, playing in the penultimate group after beginning the day one stroke behind overnight leader Tyrrell Hatton, carded a fine five-under par 67 at the National Course to come home 17-under for the tournament and record only his second European Tour victory.

Fleetwood, 26, bogeyed the third hole, but a run of two birdies and an eagle in four holes form the eighth pushed him to the summit. He then birdied 16 before adding another on the 18th to seal the Falcon Trophy. It was the lowest round of the day.

Fleetwood’s only other tour victory came 1,247 days ago, at the 2013 Johnnie Walker Championship.

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat and three-time winner Martin Kaymer came home in joint fourth.

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Also from Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

■ Fleetwood: Englishman ‘proud’ of clinching title on sixth attempt

■ Johnson: American wants to come back and win title next year

■ Stenson: Swede pleased even as title eludes him for 12th time

■ Numbers: Fleetwood’s win, Larrazabal’s miss and much more

■ Gallery: Relive final-round action at National Course on Sunday

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Updated: January 22, 2017 04:00 AM

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