DP World Tour Championship:
The European Tour hosts the DP World Tour Championship, and the season-ending ‘Race to Dubai ‘Finale.
In what has been an eventful year, we have been lucky to see 23 events, since the Tour returned in July. With 15 of them being created from scratch.
Crucially, Europe’s leading golfers were able to ply their trade and eventually travel to; Austria, UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus, South Africa and now the season finale in Dubai.
The European Tour deserves a huge amount of praise and applause for managing to complete the season, and it’s only right that we have a drama filled tournament where mathematically, 61 players of the 65 man field could finish as Europe’s Number One.
Currently, Patrick Reed leads the standings. The 30-year-old has had five T13 finishes in only seven starts this season, including victory at the WGC Mexico Championship and a T3 finish at the BMW PGA Championship.
Englishman, Tommy Fleetwood, won the Race to Dubai in 2017 and currently sits just 460 points behind Reed. The 29-year-old has two runner-up finishes this season, with the most recent being at the Scottish Open.
Lee Westwood sits fourth in the rankings. The Englishman won this season’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championships, and, in the process, became the first player to win a tournament in four separate decades, the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s. Westwood won the Race to Dubai in 2009, as well as the 2000 Order of Merit (the previous name of R2D).
Christiaan Bezuidenhout makes up the top five and will be the player to watch out for in Dubai. The South African has won his last two events, the Alfred Dunhill Championship and the South African Open. He will be looking to make it a hat trick of victories this week.
- Patrick Reed – 2,427.7
- Tommy Fleetwood – 1,967
- Collin Morikawa -1,881.7
- Lee Westwood – 1,793.0
- Christiaan Bezuidenhout – 1,717.7
- Victor Perez – 1,713.9
- Aaron Rai – 1,688.2
- Louis Oosthuizen – 1,646.2
- Tyrrell Hatton – 1,453.0
- Lucas Herbert – 1,332.4
- Andy Sullivan – 1,279.7
- Paul Casey – 1,248.8
- Rasmus Højgaard- 1,218.4
- Erik Van Rooyen – 1,186.9
- Sungjae Im – 1,122.4
- Matthew Fitzpatrick – 1,110.2
- Rory McIlroy – 1,100.3
- Sami Välimäki – 1,088.7
- Thomas Detry – 1,084.5
- Jon Rahm – 1,053.7
- Renato Paratore – 1,045.1
- Robert MacIntyre – 921.8
- Sam Horsfield – 901.3
- Antoine Rozner – 898.5
- Jorge Campillo – 870.3
- Graeme McDowell – 865.0
- Martin Kaymer – 850.6
- Adrian Otaegui – 849.0
- Ian Poulter – 838.0
- Jon Catlin – 830.5
— DP World Tour Championship (@dpwtc) December 8, 2020
Players that will be missing
The 31-year-old has won the Race to Dubai three times (2012, 2014 & 2015) but will be missing from the finale for the first time since the competition started in 2009.
Defending Champion, Jon Rahm will also be missing from the event this year. The Spaniard has won the DP World Tour Championship twice (2017 & 2019) but won’t be making the trip to Dubai to defend his title.
Casey has had yet another consistent season, finishing runner-up at the PGA Championship. Whilst Rose has picked up his form of late, with two Top 25 finishes in his last two starts. Rose won this event previously in 2007, when it was the European Tour Order of Merit.
7.15 Matthieu Pavon
7.25 Joost Luiten, Garrick Higgo
7.35 Shaun Norris, Scott Jamieson
7.45 Grant Forrest, Connor Syme
7.55 Benjamin Hebert, Wil Besseling
8.05 Eddie Pepperell, Jamie Donaldson
8.15 Marcus Kinhult, Justin Harding
8.25 Sean Crocker, Jordan Smith
8.35 Wilco Nienaber, Adria Arnaus
8.45 Ross Fisher, Bernd Wiesberger
8.55 Marcus Armitage, Marc Warren
9.10 Branden Grace, Dean Burmester
9.20 Callum Shinkwin, Kalle Samooja
9.30 Thomas Pieters, Laurie Canter
9.40 Robert Rock, Gavin Green
9.50 Joachim B Hansen, Masahiro Kawamura
10.00 Jazz Janewattananond, George Coetzee
10.10 Henrik Stenson, Matt Wallace
10.20 Brandon Stone, Tom Lewis
10.30 Pablo Larrazabal, John Catlin
10.40 Ian Poulter, Adrian Otaegui
10.50 Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell
11.05 Jorge Campillo, Antoine Rozner
11.15 Danny Willett, Sam Horsfield
11.25 Robert McIntyre, Renato Paratore
11.35 Thomas Detry, Sami Välimäki
11.45 Viktor Hovland, Matthew Fitzpatrick
11.55 Sungjae Im, Erik Van Rooyen
12.05 Rasmus Højgaard, Andy Sullivan
12.15 Tyrrell Hatton, Aaron Rai
12.25 Victor Perez, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
12.35 Lee Westwood, Collin Morikawa
12.45 Tommy Fleetwood, Patrick Reed
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