Charl Schwartzel won the Alfred Dunhill Championship by four shots from Richard Finch, with Simon Dyson, Ross Fisher and Romain Wattel tied for third three shots further back. Schwartzel successfully defends the title he won by 12 shots in 2012, and completes a record trio of wins in the tournament, having also claimed his first European Tour victory in this event in 2005; in addition, he has been runner-up four times. The win is Schwartzel's ninth on the European Tour in 247 starts, and the first since taking this title at the beginning of the 2013 season. Six of his nine wins have come in South Africa. He climbs 3 spots back into the World Top 20 at 18th. Finch is up 145 places to 296th, Dyson moves up 17 to 168th, Fisher climbs 9 to 71st and Wattell is up 26 at 187th.
Rory McIlroy claimed his first win of 2013 at the Emirates Australian Open with a birdie on the closing hole to beat Adam Scott by a single shot and deny Scott the chance of being just the second player to lift the Australian 'Triple Crown' of Masters, PGA and Open. Trailing for most of the last day, McIlroy snatched victory with a 12 foot birdie putt at Royal Sydney, while Scott made a bogey after missing the green. Scott nevertheless takes the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit title for the second time since he turned pro in 2000. For McIlroy it was the first win since the DP World Tour Championship of 2012, at which he also won the Race to Dubai. McIlroy consolidates his World No. 6 spot ahead of No. 7 Matt Kuchar, while Scott moves to within 1.76 average points of Tiger Woods (from 2.31 behind) at World No. 2. Jason Day, who finished tied for 6th in Sydney, climbs one place to World No. 10.
On the Asian Tour, Gaganjeet Bhullar
won the Indonesia Open wire-to-wire by three shots from Nicholas Fung and Chapchai Nirat, with Siddikur Rahman a shot further back in fourth. Bhullar climbs 44 places to World No. 157.
Hideki Matsuyama won the
Casio World Open, the final individual event on the 2014 Japan Golf Tour, and with it the money list title, by a shot from Yuta Ikeda. It was 21 year old Matsuyama's fourth win of the year, and he becomes the first rookie in history to win the Tour's money list. He climbs two places to World No. 23, with Ikeda up 27 places to No. 123.