Matthew Fitzpatrick of England hits the ball. Photo: Ahmed Jadallah

Matthew Fitzpatrick birdied the last hole to beat compatriot Tyrrell Hatton by one shot to win the $8 million DP World Tour Championship on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Englishman completed a remarkable year in which he represented Europe in the Ryder Cup within two years of turning professional, and backed it up by winning the season-ending championship.

Fitzpatrick closed with a 67 for a 17-under par total, one better than Hatton who made a bogey on the last hole after hitting his tee shot into the water.

Henrik Stenson won the Race to Dubai for the second time in his career as the Swede shot a seven-under par 65 on the final day to finish on a 12-under par total, with none of his rivals doing any better than that.