2018 DP World Tour Championship Preview
And so here we are: the European Tour prepares for its curtain call at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
This is the last event of the season, the conclusion of the Race to Dubai series, and the last chance that fans of the Tour will get to see the best the continent has to offer in action in 2018.
As far as the Race to Dubai series goes, it’s ‘Moliwood’ who are in prime position to convert. Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood sit first and second in the standings, and it will take some effort to remove them from the top spots.
Mind you, what a field will convene in Dubai for this finale. Justin Rose may not be here, but Xander Schauffele – who can curiously still win the Race to Dubai despite only teeing up once on European soil – is, and so are the likes of Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Patrick Reed.
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The high-quality field will be greeted by a very friendly track in Dubai. The Jumeirah Estates plays host to the Earth Course, designed by the Great White Shark himself, Greg Norman.
It’s super-long – a whopping 7,830 yards – for its Par of 72, but it’s not an overly difficult assignment with winning scores in the late teens or early twenties under par commonplace here.
The fairways are very wide and easy to hit, and so too are the Bermuda greens; players should be wary of some pretty stealthy run-off areas however that will spit balls out tens of yards from the dancefloor.
Otherwise there’s nothing to worry about, apart from the desert heat and occasional high winds that whip up in this part of the world.
So, who makes the grade for our DP World Tour Championship line-up?
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