Thursday 25 December 2014

All to play for on race to Dubai gravy train

Karl MacGinty

Published 12/11/2013 | 01:00

THE Race to Dubai is heading for the tightest finish in its five-year history as the top nine in the European Money List all have a mathematical chance of success.

Mind you, Victor Dubuisson, French winner of last Sunday's Turkish Open, would need Henrik Stenson to finish outside the top 30 even if he pockets the €985,476 first prize next Sunday.

Graeme McDowell need only finish third (with Stenson, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter behind him) to succeed Rory McIlroy as Race to Dubai champion.

McIlroy is too far back at 46th in the pecking order to have any hopes of winning the Race, though he could defend his DP World Tour Championship title.

The nine Race to Dubai Contenders (and by how much they trail Stenson) are:

1 H Stenson €2,379,195

2 J Rose €2,165,727 (€213,468)

3 G McDowell €2,057,395 (€321,800)

4 I Poulter €2,035,259 (€343,096)

5 J Donaldson €1,787,159 (€592,036)

6 G Fernandez-Castano €1,559,462 (€819,733)

7 T Jaidee €1,464,747 (€914,448)

8 R Sterne €1,457,146 (€921,949)

9 V Dubuisson €1,444,070 (€935,125)

Top six placings in the DP World Tour Championship pay: 1st €985,476, 2nd €657,008, 3rd €384,345, 4th €295,650, 5th €236,620, 6th €192,320

Irish Independent

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