Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox has finished tied for sixth in the latest European Tour event in Saudi Arabia.

Fox shot a final round 68 to end the tournament at 11-under, eight shots back from winner Dustin Johnson.

Fox earns €80,753 (NZ$134,000) for his top-10 placing, his biggest payday of the season to date.

Joint overnight leader Johnson shot a final-round 3-under 67 to win the event by two strokes.

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The American's overall total of 261 was enough to hold off Li Haotong of China who came into the final round with a share of the lead after a third round that included four eagles.

The Chinese golfer shot a 1-under 69 Sunday, finishing a shot ahead of England's Tom Lewis whose spirited last-round challenge was good enough to secure third another stroke back after a 5-under 65.

American Bryson Dechambeau, who won in Dubai last week, was joint sixth, eight shots behind Johnson after a 5-under 65.

The Saudi International is new to the European Tour and is being held amid scrutiny of Saudi Arabia's human-rights record and condemnation following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.