Race to Dubai
Race to Dubai
With last week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge being won by Alex Noren with a closing 63 which won the tournament by 6 strokes, it now takes his tally of wins for the season to four on the European Tour, now next stop Dubai for the season-ending Race to Dubai to look forward to.
But before we look at the 4 days in Dubai let’s reflect on a pretty good week for Alex, with an eagle, 8 birdies and one lone bogey for this final 18, that enabled him to finish on 14 under par and take the title in South Africa.
The Korean Jeunghun Wang held a three-shot lead from his Saturday round but seemed like the pressure got to him and finished 6 shots behind Noren to claim 2nd prize for his week’s efforts, but with Noren’s fellow countryman Henrik Stenson leading the Race to Dubai rankings fired in an excellent birdie on his last hole to finish at 6 under par.
Danny Willett who is approx. 300,000 points behind Henrik Stenson leading into the season-ending DP World Tour Championship had a fine weekend after barely making the cut to finish on 3 under par and will arrive in Dubai feeling a lot better than when he was heading into Sun City!
The top three on the Race to Dubai is currently Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett and Rory McIlroy, I don’t realistically Rory has a chance of winning the season-ending Race to Dubai but I feel that he may just win the tournament and finish the European number one once again for 2016, regardless of who wins the season-ending finale all of the European Tour players have given it their all for the whole season – so good luck to them all.
Now back to the DP World Tour Championship!
From the offset of the Race to Dubai starting in November in South Africa and covering 4 continents and culminating in Dubai which has seen 45 tournaments played in 26 countries around the globe, Rory McIIroy was once again the victor of the 2015 Race to Dubai and I am sure that he will feature at the end of season spectacular with the added incentive of finishing the European Number One player once again as he has done previously in 2014 and 2012.
With the 2016 Ryder Cup still in the minds of some of the top European players, I am sure that they will all give it their all in the heat of the United Arab Emirates in the principal city of Dubai to wipe away the memories of a defeat at the Ryder Cup in the United States.
So good luck to all of the field and enjoy this season-ending spectacular finale which will surely yield some great scores at the magnificent Jumeirah Golf Estates.
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