But with a bundle of points up for grabs in the season’s final event (much like the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup), Westwood and a few other golfers held an outside shot at claiming the Race to Dubai and its $2 million first prize . All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team.
The Race to Dubai is a season-long competition to crown the European Tour’s number one player.
Starting in 2019, the DP World Tour Championship format is a 72-hole, stroke-play tournament with no handicaps or cut. The player who wins the event earns 2,000 Race to Dubai points, and each player completing the event earns points. At the conclusion, the points leader wins the season-long race .
McIlroy’s haul of $15 million is the biggest prize in professional golf history and $5 million more than he made when he won the FedExCup title three years ago. McIlroy joins Tiger Woods as just the second two-time winner of the PGA Tour’s massive playoff bonus payout.
The Players Championship
Everyone who makes it to final stage gains at least Category 15 Membership of the Challenge Tour . All those who compete in any part of European Tour Q-School are eligible for Associate 1 Membership, from where you can expect to get at least a couple of Challenge Tour starts the following season.
There are big names missing and the absence of Rory McIlroy , Jon Rahm, Paul Casey and Justin Rose removes a fair amount of stardust.
The Rolex Series is the premium tournament category on the European Tour’s International Schedule and comprises the most prestigious events on the tour: the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship; the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open; the BMW PGA Championship; and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
Qualifying School 25 cards. European Tour Qualifying School is arguably the toughest test in golf. Held between September and November each year, only the top 25 players – and ties – at the end of the six-round Final Stage will make the grade and earn European Tour cards for the following season.
The winner gets $3 million and the rest of the field is paid based on a $5 million purse with normal distribution. The DP World Tour Championship field is headed by Viktor Hovland, Patrick Reed and Tommy Fleetwood.
Francesco Molinari (born 8 November 1982) is an Italian professional golfer. He won the 2018 Open Championship, his first and only major victory, and the first major won by an Italian professional golfer. European Tour wins (6)
|Date||6 May 2012|
|Tournament||Reale Seguros Open de España|
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Lee Westwood has never won a major . He didn’t win the BMW PGA at Wentworth on Sunday either. Westwood’s finish down the stretch at Wentworth gave an insight as to why he hasn’t won a major .