The Race to Dubai came to an exciting conclusion earlier today, as Henrik Stenson ran away with the title in record-breaking fashion.
On the fourth day of the tournament, the Swedish star posted an incredible 64 for the second time in three rounds, finishing six shots ahead of the pack at 25 under overall at the DP World Tour Championship.
Stenson's win was one for the history books, as he became the first man to win both the FedEx Cup and the World Tour Championship, in addition to the Race to Dubai crown he'd all but locked up before the weekend even began.
Heading into the anticipated showdown in Dubai, Stenson could have won the Race to Dubai without earning a single European Tour victory this season, which is a true indication of how consistently competitive the 37-year-old has been in 2013.
Just behind Stenson in the final Race to Dubai rankings were Ian Poulter, who also finished second at the tournament in Dubai, as well as Justin Rose, who was within striking distance of catching the Swede heading into the World Tour Championship.
After the fourth and final event, here's a look at the rankings:
Stenson's lead heading into the final tournament was sizable, at over 200,00 points over second-place Rose, but he never took his foot off the gas in Dubai and entered the final round with a one-shot lead on the field.
One man who has to be happy with his performance is Victor Dubuisson, who has played two fantastic weekends of golf.
After emerging victorious at the Turkish Airlines Open a week ago, the Frenchman remained in the thick of things in Dubai and finished third, leaving him at No. 6 in the overall standings.
Of course, the $8 million purse was a major incentive for everyone in the field, and here's a look at the winnings from the World Tour Championship:
|1||Henrik Stenson||€ 985476|
|2||Ian Poulter||€ 657008|
|3||Victor Dubuisson||€ 384345|
|4||Joost Luiten||€ 295650|
|5||Luke Donald||€ 200106|
|5||Rory McIlroy||€ 200106|
|5||Lee Westwood||€ 200106|
|8||Jamie Donaldson||€ 153738|
|8||Miguel Angel Jimenez||€ 153738|
|10||Peter Hanson||€ 130086|
|10||Justin Rose||€ 130086|
For Rose, it was a disappointing end to what has been an otherwise very impressive campaign, as the reigning U.S. Open champion seemed poised to push Stenson to the brink in Dubai.
Unfortunately, he just wasn't able to keep up with the Swede and ended up 12 back of the leader, settling for 10th in the tournament standings.
Though he wasn't really within distance of Stenson heading into Day 4, his final round score of 70 all but ended any hopes Rose had of catching him.
Rory McIlroy put together an impressive tournament, finishing with a very respectable 15 under, but the overwhelmingly dominant display put forth by Stenson extinguished any chance of an upset.
In the end, this was Stenson's year, as he emerged victorious on both the PGA and European Tours, and if his 2013 campaign was any indication of what's to come, he'll enter next season as the man to beat.
Stenson came very close to winning his first major earlier this year, as he finished second at the British Open and third at the PGA Championship, but capturing both tour championships certainly won't be a bad consolation prize.