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Fleetwood crowned Race to Dubai champ

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Tommy Fleetwood was crowned the European Tour's Race to Dubai champion Sunday after a spectacular collapse on the back nine by his nearest challenger, Justin Rose.

Rose appeared to be on track for a third win in as many starts when he eased to a 19 under total after 11 holes Sunday without any trouble on the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates. But his round unraveled after that with bogeys on the 12th, 14th and 16th holes to finish with a two-under par 70 and a share of fourth place.

With Fleetwood struggling to make birdies and finishing way behind in joint 21st place on 11 under 277, Rose needed to finish in sole possession of fourth to win his second Order of Merit title.

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