DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai is a golf tournament on the European Tour and is the climax of the European Tour Race to Dubai. It is contested on the Earth course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The title sponsor is DP World, a shipping company based in Dubai.
|Course(s)||Jumeirah Golf Estates|
|Length||7,675 yards (7,018 m)|
|Aggregate||263 Henrik Stenson (2013)|
|To par||−25 Henrik Stenson (2013)|
The tournament was first held in 2009 when the Order of Merit was replaced by the Race to Dubai. It is contested by the leading 60 players in the Race to Dubai at the start of the tournament. It is the replacement for the Volvo Masters, which was a similar event for the leading 60 money winners on the Order of Merit.
Originally the tournament was to have a record prize fund of $10,000,000, of which the winner's share would be $1,666,660, however in September 2009 it was announced that there would be a 25% reduction in both the overall prize fund and the winners cheque. The prize fund was increased to $8,000,000 in 2012.
The tournament also determines the Race to Dubai Bonus Pool, which goes to the top golfers on the Race to Dubai after the tournament. It was original set at $10,000,000 but reduced to $7,500,000 paid to the top 15 players with the Race to Dubai winner getting $1.5 million. In 2012 the bonus pool was cut in half to $3.75 million and reduced to the top 10 golfers, with the winner getting $1.0 million.
The 2013 DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates delivered a US$44 million gross economic benefit to Dubai, according to independent research commissioned by tournament organisers, The European Tour as stated in Vision magazine.
Final Series and Rolex SeriesEdit
In 2013 the European Tour introduced the Final Series, a four tournament end of season series of tournaments consisting of the Turkish Airlines Open, WGC-HSBC Champions, BMW Masters, and culminating in the DP World Tour Championship. In 2016 the series was reduced to three tournaments with the removal of the WGC-HSBC Champions and BMW Masters, and the addition of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
In 2017 the Rolex Series was launched, which is a series of tournaments with higher prize funds than regular tour events and includes the three Final Series tournaments.
|DP World Tour Championship, Dubai|
|2018||18 Nov||Danny Willett||England||270||−18||2 strokes|| Patrick Reed
|2017||19 Nov||Jon Rahm||Spain||269||−19||1 stroke|| Kiradech Aphibarnrat
|2016||20 Nov||Matthew Fitzpatrick||England||271||−17||1 stroke||Tyrrell Hatton||8,000,000||1,333,300|
|2015||22 Nov||Rory McIlroy (2)||Northern Ireland||267||−21||1 stroke||Andy Sullivan||8,000,000||1,333,300|
|2014||23 Nov||Henrik Stenson (2)||Sweden||272||−16||2 strokes|| Victor Dubuisson
|2013||17 Nov||Henrik Stenson||Sweden||263||−25||6 strokes||Ian Poulter||8,000,000||1,333,300|
|2012||25 Nov||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||265||−23||2 strokes||Justin Rose||8,000,000||1,333,300|
|Dubai World Championship presented by DP World|
|2011||11 Dec||Álvaro Quirós||Spain||269||−19||2 strokes||Paul Lawrie||7,500,000||1,166,600|
|2010||28 Nov||Robert Karlsson||Sweden||274||−14||Playoff||Ian Poulter||7,500,000||1,166,600|
|2009||22 Nov||Lee Westwood||England||265||−23||6 strokes||Ross McGowan||7,500,000||1,166,600|
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- Ballengee, Ryan (5 January 2012). "Race to Dubai bonus pool slashed in half for 2012". Golf Channel. Retrieved 5 November 2013.