European Tour

Stenson retains World Tour Championship title

Henrik Stenson (David Cannon/ Getty Images)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Henrik Stenson has successfully defended his DP World Tour Championship title at the European Tour’s season-ending event.

The Swede shot a final round 2-under 70 on Sunday to win by two strokes with an overall 16-under 272 on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Three of Stenson’s teammates on Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team – top-ranked Rory McIlroy (68), Victor Dubuisson (68) and Justin Rose (69) – shared second on 14-under 274.

The victory means Stenson finishes second to McIlroy in the Race to Dubai.

Rafa Cabrera-Bello (75) was leading with three holes to play but the Spaniard tumbled down the board with back-to-back double bogeys at Nos. 16 and 17 to finish tied for ninth with an overall 277.