DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

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DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
Logo of DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.jpg
Tournament information
LocationDubai, UAE
Established2009
Course(s)Jumeirah Golf Estates
(Earth Course)
Par72
Length7,675 yards (7,018 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$8,000,000
Month playedNovember
Tournament record score
Aggregate263 Henrik Stenson (2013)
To par−25 Henrik Stenson (2013)
Current champion
Spain Jon Rahm
Jumeirah Golf Estates is located in United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Golf Estates
Jumeirah Golf Estates

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.[1]

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,[2][3] however in September 2009 it was announced that there would be a 25% reduction in both the overall prize fund and the winners cheque.[4] The prize fund was increased to $8,000,000 in 2012.[5]

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.[2][4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

Final Series and Rolex Series[edit]

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.

Winners[edit]

European Tour (Tour Championship and Rolex Series) 2017–
European Tour (Final Series) 2013–2016
European Tour (Tour Championship) 2009–2012
# Year Date
(Rd4)
Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Purse ($) Winner's
Share ($)
DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
11th 2019 24 Nov Jon Rahm (2)  Spain 269 −19 1 stroke England Tommy Fleetwood 8,000,000 3,000,000
10th 2018 18 Nov Danny Willett  England 270 −18 2 strokes United States Patrick Reed
England Matt Wallace
8,000,000 1,333,300
9th 2017 19 Nov Jon Rahm  Spain 269 −19 1 stroke Thailand Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry
8,000,000 1,333,300
8th 2016 20 Nov Matthew Fitzpatrick  England 271 −17 1 stroke England Tyrrell Hatton 8,000,000 1,333,300
7th 2015 22 Nov Rory McIlroy (2)  Northern Ireland 267 −21 1 stroke England Andy Sullivan 8,000,000 1,333,300
6th 2014 23 Nov Henrik Stenson (2)  Sweden 272 −16 2 strokes France Victor Dubuisson
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
England Justin Rose
8,000,000 1,333,300
5th 2013 17 Nov Henrik Stenson  Sweden 263 −25 6 strokes England Ian Poulter 8,000,000 1,333,300
4th 2012 25 Nov Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 265 −23 2 strokes England Justin Rose 8,000,000 1,333,300
Dubai World Championship presented by DP World
3rd 2011 11 Dec Álvaro Quirós  Spain 269 −19 2 strokes Scotland Paul Lawrie 7,500,000 1,166,600
2nd 2010 28 Nov Robert Karlsson  Sweden 274 −14 Playoff England Ian Poulter 7,500,000 1,166,600
1st 2009 22 Nov Lee Westwood  England 265 −23 6 strokes England Ross McGowan 7,500,000 1,166,600

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DP World Championship, Dubai Unveils New Logo". PGA European Tour. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "McIlroy heads quartet in Race to Dubai". CNN. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Montgomerie supports The Race to Dubai's global reach". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Revised Dubai prize fund levels announced". PGA European Tour. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  5. ^ a b Ballengee, Ryan (5 January 2012). "Race to Dubai bonus pool slashed in half for 2012". Golf Channel. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  6. ^ Szreter, Adam (April 2014). "Teeing off: the changing face of golf". Archived from the original on 20 April 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°01′19″N 55°11′56″E / 25.022°N 55.199°E / 25.022; 55.199