McIlroy repels Rose's record charge to win in Dubai

World number one Rory McIlroy picked up $2.33 million worth of desert treasure after repelling a record-breaking charge from Ryder Cup team mate Justin Rose to win the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday.

Rose almost spiked the guns of the Northern Irishman, who shared the overnight lead with Luke Donald, when he carved two shots off the previous Earth course record with a breathtaking 10-under final round of 62 containing eight birdies and an eagle.

The Englishman set his target early but McIlroy showed nerves of steel as he reeled off five birdies in a row from the 14th to clinch victory by two strokes with a closing 66 and a 23-under tally of 265.

Donald (71) was tied third on 270 in the last event of the European Tour season.

McIlroy collected $1.33 million for landing the trophy and an additional $1 million from the tour's bonus prize pool.

DP World Tour Championship scores - final round

Leading final-round scores in the $8million DP World Tour Championship on Sunday at the par-72 Earth Course of Jumeirah Golf Estates:

265 - Rory McIlroy (NIR) 66-67-66-66
267 - Justin Rose (ENG) 68-68-69-62,
270 - Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 68-67-67-68, Luke Donald (ENG) 65-68-66-71
271 - Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 67-67-68-69
273 - Branden Grace (RSA) 69-65-70-68, Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 68-69-68-68, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 68-68-69-68,
274 -  Sergio Garcia (ESP) 73-64-73-64, Fredrik Andersson-Hed (SWE) 67-69-72-66, Padraig Harrington (IRL) 67-71-68-68, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (ESP) 66-72-68-68, Jamie Donaldson (WAL) 68-68-69-69,
275 - Scott Jamieson (SCO) 68-69-72-66, Peter Lawrie (IRL) 68-72-67-68,
276 - Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP) 71-71-69-65, Stephen Gallacher (SCO) 68-70-72-66, Rafael Jacquelin (FRA) 69-67-71-69, Peter Hanson (SWE) 69-67-70-70, Joost Luiten (NED) 69-68-67-72
277 - Robert Rock (ENG) 72-70-69-66, Jeev Milkha Singh (IND) 71-74-64-68, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 68-72-68-69, Anders Hansen (DEN) 69-70-69-69, Romain Wattel (FRA) 70-68-67-72,
278 - Ian Poulter (ENG) 72-70-67-69, Soren Kjeldsen (DEN) 72-69-68-69, Chris Wood (ENG) 71-69-70-69, Martin Kaymer (GER) 67-70-72-69, Richie Ramsay (SCO) 67-68-73-70, Danny Willett (ENG) 71-65-70-72, Marc Warren (SCO) 66-67-72-73, George Coetzee (RSA) 71-67-67-73,
279 - Francesco Molinari (ITA) 72-71-71-65,
280 - Pablo Larrazabal (ESP) 70-72-72-66, Alejandro Canizares (ESP) 74-68-71, Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 71-69-71,
281 _ Alexander Noren (SWE) 70-73-71-67,
282 _ Marcus Fraser (AUS) 69-67-75-71, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (ESP) 70-70-70-72,
283 _ Matteo Manassero (ITA) 73-68-73-69, Marcelo Siem (GER) 73-65-75-70, Jbe Kruger (RSA) 72-70-70-71, Simon Dyson (ENG) 69-69-73-72, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 72-70-68-73, Thomas Aiken (RSA) 70-66-71-76,
284 - David Drysdale (SCO) 71-74-70-69, Paul Lawrie (SCO) 71-72-70, Lee Westwood (ENG) 67-74-71,
286 - Richard Sterne (RSA) 74-74-67-71
287 - Graeme McDowell (NIR) 72-73-73-69, Michael Hoey (NIR) 70-71-71-75

List of winners in the European Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai:

2012 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland)
2011 Alvaro Quiros (Spain)
2010 Robert Karlsson (Sweden)
2009 Lee Westwood (England)            

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