The Race to Dubai has become one of the dates marked in red in the golfing calendar of all golf lovers. Since 2009, when the European Tour decided to change the format of its final event from the Volvo Masters final to the Race to Dubai, the amount of money for the winners and the media coverage has skyrocketed.
Thanks to this change and initiatives such as the Rolex Series, the European Tour has continued to grow and its value has equalled that of the PGA Tour, which has led many of the European players to compete more weeks of the year on the old continent in order to take the throne of the Race to Dubai.
Who were the winners of the Race to Dubai?
This will be the eleventh edition of the Race to Dubai. A 2019 season that will be characterised by a change in the scoring method within the ranking. However, it all began in 2009 with the victory of the British Lee Westwood. Since then, players of five different nationalities have won the Race to Dubai.
In the list of winners of this itinerary, big names of the world golf elite stand out such as Rory McIlroy (winner on three occasions), Henrik Stenson (winner on two occasions and the only gold medalist in the Olympic Games to date), Tommy Fleetwood or the latest winner, Francesco Molinari (also winner of the British Open last year).
Where does the Race to Dubai end?
The last tournament of the year in the race to the golfing throne of Dubai stands out, with a fabulous end to the party with the DP World Tour Championship held at the extraordinary Earth Course of the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. A tournament that has had a Spanish winner on two occasions, 2018 and 2011, with the triumphs of John Rahm and Alvaro Quiros respectively.
The Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf States is a course worthy of hosting the grand final, designed by the charismatic Australian player Greg Norman to host the event. The par 72 course stands out for a spectacular maintenance on a course of about 7599 meters, from the professional competition bars. A spectacular course that is accompanied by a unique climate throughout the year and wonderful views of Dubai that make the end of the Race to Dubai an unforgettable experience.