It’s all to play for at the DP World Tour Championship

The cream of the European Tour has gathered at Jumeirah Golf Estates with everything to play for at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, taking place Thursday 18 Sunday 21 November.

The players will compete over the Earth course for a whopping USD $9 million prize pot, with USD $3 million for the winner, as well as the Race to Dubai crown in the final Rolex Series event of the season.

 

Rory has sights on the pre Christmas $3 million

Two-time DP World Tour Championship winner Rory McIlroy commended Dubai and its commitment to the development of golf over the last ten years, stating: “Dubai has been the cornerstone of the European Tour since 2009, since the Race to Dubai started which was my second year on Tour. They have done a massive investment in golf in the last few years and now DP World has come on board to be the main sponsor of on Tour which I think is wonderful news. It solidifies the Tour’s future for a long time.”

McIlroy added: “All the players owe this region a lot, especially Dubai, a debt of gratitude as they’ve invested so heavily in our game and that we have all benefitted from it.”

Rory McIlroy with both the Race To Dubai and DP World Tour Championship trophies in 2012
Rory McIlroy pictured with the DP World Tour Championship and the Race to Dubai trophy in 2015

The four-time Major winner’s comments come following the European Tour announced it would be renamed to the DP World Tour from 2022, following a significant commitment from the Emirati multinational logistics company. The DP World Tour’s total purse will exceed $200 million over the season for the first time.

World number 21, America’s Billy Horschel, who is currently lying second in the Race to Dubai said: “Growing up in the States, all I thought about was winning on the PGA Tour, winning Majors and being the Player of the Year. I did grow up watching a lot of European Tour coverage, but I never envisioned myself playing over here or having the success I had.

“To be in this spot where I am now, I have used the last couple of months to sit back and picture the whole thing and understand what is in front of me. I think in this point of my career, it’s the best year I’ve had in my career.”

Horschel continued: “This year I have been pretty consistent and won two big tournaments in WGC Match Play and BMW PGA Championship and to add possibly the Race to Dubai and become the first American to win the Order of Merit would obviously by far be the best of my career…there is a lot on the line this week and we will see how it all plays out.”

Billy Horschel lifts the Walter Hagen Cup at the 2021 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play
Billy Horschel clinches the BMW PGA Championship 2021

Other players teeing it up this week in the hopes of winning both the DP World Tour Championship and the Race to Dubai are defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick, two-time Major winner Collin Morikawa, Ryder Cup legends Tommy Fleetwood and Ian Poulter, who is also a global ambassador for DP World.

Combining world-class golf with incredible entertainment, fans attending this year’s event can look forward to more variety across the village, hospitality, and on-course than ever before, with something for every eventgoer to enjoy.

For the first time, Atlantis are bringing a taste of the iconic entertainment resort to Jumeirah Golf Estates with mini-golf, bowling, arcade games, bouncy castle, and more. Ladies attending the event on Friday 19th November, the first Ladies Day of the DP World Tour Championship, can look forward to receiving two free drink vouchers, free golf clinics, spa vouchers, and fantastic prizes up for grabs in the ‘Best Dressed’ and ‘Best Selfie’ competitions.

Free general admission tickets are available here for spectators to watch some of the world’s best golfers compete to stamp their ticket to the season-ending event. Fans attending can enjoy the golf alongside a variety of food and beverage offerings in the tournament village and on-course.

 

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