Scrivener rallies for joint-tenth in Dubai

Jason Scrivener has finished off his European Tour campaign in style with a top-10 finish in Dubai

Australia's Jason Scrivener saved his best round until last to claim an excellent shared tenth place at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The 30-year-old carded a seven-under par 65 in the UAE on Sunday to finish tied with England's Andy Sullivan on eight under overall, following up previous rounds of 71, 72 and 72.

The result means the Perth-based golfer, who had qualified for the European Tour's season-ending event for the first time - courtesy of his tied third place at last week's Nedbank Challenge in South Africa - moved up three places to finish 32nd in the Race to Dubai rankings, having played 26 tournaments over the course of the campaign.

Scrivener's fellow Australian, Scott Hend, finished tied for 49th place in Dubai on nine over par with Italy's Andrea Pavan.

The prestigious tournament was won by Spain's Jon Rahm, who held off a thrilling charge from Tommy Fleetwood to ensure he also doubled up to finish No.1 in Europe for 2019.

Rahm enjoyed a six-shot lead after seven holes of the final round but eventually had to birdie the 18th to complete a closing 68 and finish 19 under par, a shot ahead of Ryder Cup teammate Tommy Fleetwood.

Fleetwood birdied five of the last seven holes to fire a brilliant closing 65 in pursuit of a second consecutive win after his victory ahead of Scrivener in Sun City last week, but could only look on as Rahm held his nerve to get up and down from a greenside bunker on the last.

Rahm is just the second Spanish player after Seve Ballesteros to finish the year as European No.1 and the 25-year-old was emotional as he contemplated that achievement.