Stenson seals second Race to Dubai crown

Henrik Stenson capped the most memorable year of his career by winning the Race to Dubai for a second time on Sunday.

The Swede started the World Tour Championship, Dubai, this week in pole position to be crowned European number one and finished off the job in style with a seven-under final round of 65.

Stenson's magnificent finale at Jumeirah Golf Estates put him in contention for a top-10 finish in the last event on the European Tour this year, but he is guaranteed another big pay-day regardless.

The Open champion will pocket a $1.25million bonus for securing the top spot, a feat which he also achieved in 2013.

Compatriot Alex Noren posed the biggest threat to Stenson, but needed a top-two finish to have any chance of taking over at the summit and that proved to be too much to ask.

Olympic silver medallist Stenson's exploits ensured he ends Rory McIlroy's two-year reign and the Northern Irishman was at close hand to congratulate his successor, as the pair were in the same group.

McIlroy also signed off in style for 2016 with a brilliant 65 of his own on the Earth course to finish level on seven under with Stenson.

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