The European Tour’s 2020 season and Race to Dubai concludes with the DP World Tour Championship
The European Tour comes to Jumeirah Golf Resort’s Earth Course for the 12th year in a row for the 2020 season finale.
The DP World Tour Championship will crown a Race to Dubai champion despite a limited schedule and is the fourth of final Rolex Series events.
The U.S. Women’s Open will get a lot of the golf spotlight this week, but without a PGA Tour event until January, a lot of eyeballs will be watching the action in the Middle East.
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The Earth Course is one of two courses at Jumeirah. The other, Fire, hosted last week’s Golf in Dubai Championship. The European Tour was also in South Africa last week so some players may be continent hopping while others are simply course hopping at Jumeirah.
Both the Earth and Fire are Greg Norman designs that opened in 2009. The Earth measures 7,708 yards and is at close to sea level, making this one of the longer tracks these guys will see. Par is 72.
Low scores are still plenty possible. In the decade-plus history, winning tallies ended between 12- and 25-under.
The parkland style course is relatively open and features Bermuda grass. Greens are large and undulating and tend to run around a 12 on the stimpmeter.
Good desert golfers tend to play well here.
There are 65 players in the field of this no-cut event.
Patrick Reed is atop the standings and is vying to become the first American to win the Race to Dubai. Another American, Collin Morikawa, accrued Race to Dubai points only by way of World Golf Championships and majors, yet he sits No. 5. See where these two and the rest fall in line in this week’s top 10 power rankings: