Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship 2016: Final Leaderboard, Prize Money Payouts

Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistJanuary 24, 2016

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 24:  Rickie Fowler of the United States reacts on the 12th tee during round four of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 24, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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Rickie Fowler claimed a one-shot victory at the 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship as he finished 16 under par after carding a 69 on Sunday.

Belgian Thomas Pieters finished second, with Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson tied for third at 14 under. Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth was one of a number in fifth at 11 under.

Fowler went into the final round with a two-shot lead and managed to cling on as he was attacked from all sides, claiming €409,686 (£310,027, $442,377) with the victory, per the European Tour.

Here is the final leaderboard following four excellent days of play in Abu Dhabi:

Final Leaderboard
#PlayerScoreRound 4
1Rickie Fowler-1669
2Thomas Pieters-1567
T3Rory McIlroy-1468
T3Henrik Stenson-1467
T5Byeong-Hun An-1171
T5Alejandro Canizares-1169
T5Branden Grace-1171
T5Joost Luiten-1172
T5Marcel Siem-1167
T5Jordan Spieth-1168
European Tour

The full leaderboard can be accessed at the European Tour's official website.


Sunday Recap

Fowler started his final round with back-to-back birdies and looked as though he could run away with the championship having opened up a four-shot lead.

However, a double-bogey at the par-three seventh made things very interesting once again. He flew a chip over the green having driven into the rocky fringe, and he could only scramble a five to drop down to 13 under.

In a tournament-winning moment of magic, he claimed both shots back on the eighth, holing out from a bunker for an eagle-three, per the European Tour:

Pieters did his best to reel in Fowler, posting four birdies in the first 15 holes to move within one shot of the leader.

McIlroy also put huge pressure on the American as he produced a brilliant back nine—include a chip-in birdie on 16 and an eagle on 18—to move to 14 under par, per the European Tour:

However, after eight consecutive pars, Fowler produced when it mattered most, chipping in from the edge of the 17th green just moments after McIlroy's eagle, per the European Tour: 

He was put under more pressure as Pieters birdied the last, but Fowler got a two-putt par to seal the victory.

Stenson's final round had been impressive as he finished very near the top of the leaderboard, with the Swede posting six birdies and a bogey to card a 67.

Spieth's tournament hopes were effectively dashed after he shot a 73 in the second round, but he finished excellently to propel himself into the top 10.

Two birdies and two bogeys in the first 10 holes of his final round saw the world No. 1 frustrated, but he picked up four shots in his finishing seven to close out the week in terrific fashion.

Ian Poulter had made an early move for the title with three birdies in the first four holes of his final round, but he went off the boil slightly and finished in a tie for 14th.

Fowler was a deserved winner in the end after an excellent tournament, and the 27-year-old looks set for an stellar 2016.