McIlroy began the final round tied with Luke Donald, but he ran away from Donald, shooting 66 to Donald's 71. It was Justin Rose who gave McIlroy a run for the money with a blistering 62 that gave Rose the lead at one point. But in the end, McIlroy won at 23-under 265, two better than runner-up Rose.
The more than €1 million payoff pads McIlroy's already European Tour-leading money total. So in 2012, McIlroy won the PGA Tour and European Tour money titles; he won the PGA Championship; he won two Euro Tour tournaments and four PGA Tour events.
Or, as his buddy Graeme McDowell tweeted following the conclusion in Dubai:
"World's number one player, PGA tour number one, European number one #anyquestions"
No, no questions at all. Rory is the man in golf.