Bryson DeChambeau closed with a 64 to claim his maiden European Tour title at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
The 25-year old American entered his final day at Emirates Golf Club with a one-shot lead but after three-straight birdies out of the gate (Nos. 1-3), DeChambeau pulled away and never looked back.
The world No. 5 finished with a card comprised of one eagle, seven birdies and a lone bogey en route to a four-day score of 24-under par to set a new tournament record.
“Today I was happy with my game. I executed a lot of great shots,” said DeChambeau. “It was obviously a lot of fun to be able to finally hoist an international trophy, I’m so happy about that.
“I was trying to shoot 25 under today and missed it by one, but I’m happy with the results for sure.
“I was trying to go as deep as possible today.”
Englishman Matt Wallace made birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 to sign for a 68, good for solo second-place on 17 under. Two more Englishmen – Paul Waring (64) and Ian Poulter (64), along with Spaniards Sergio Garcia (66) and Alvaro Quiros (68) were one further back at 16 under.
The win was DeChambeau’s fourth in his last nine worldwide starts. He earned 46 OWGR points, and is projected to remain at No. 5 in the world rankings.
FINAL TOP 5
1. Bryson DeChambeau -24
2. Matt Wallace -17
3. Ian Poulter -16
3. Sergio Garcia -16
3. Alvaro Quiros -16
3. Paul Waring -16