25 Nov 2019 | Professional golf |

Scrivener's big European finish

by Martin Blake

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Jason Scrivener closed with a 65 in Dubai. Photo: Getty

Jason Scrivener already knew he was the best Australian player on the European tour before the final round of the DP World Championship, the tour championship. A final-round 65 and another top-10 finish only proved it.

Perth’s Scrivener, 30, bolted home with a seven-under final-round at Jumeirah Golf Estates, to pick up 102,000 Euro in prizemoney after a 300,000 Euro cheque in South Africa the week before.

He also jumped to a final finish of 32nd in the Race To Dubai points rankings, in by far his best season in Europe and a year worth around one million Euro.

Scrivener, a former Australian boys champion, had not even secured his spot in the tour championship until his third place at Sun City, the equal-best of his European Tour career.

Queenslander Scott Hend finished 49th but Spain’s Jon Rahm was the king for the day, making a birdie from the greenside bunker at the last to win by a shot and pick up $US 5 million -- $3 million for the tournament and $2 million for topping the Race to Dubai.

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