Fantasy Golf: DP World Tour Championship preview
By TG Features Writer
20 November 2012 09:22
The 2012 Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, reaches its climax at the European Tour's DP World Tour Championship this week - and there are double points up for grabs.
The top 60 on the Race to Dubai qualify (three players have chosen not to take part) and the top 10 at the end of the week will earn a share of the lucrative bonus pool.
All 57 players have had a good year to make it to the European Tour season finale and the strong field boasts five of the world's top 10 and 20 of the top 50.
The tournament will be played over the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates for the fourth year in a row. The Greg Norman-designed layout is long off the tips but also features lots of bunkers and water so good course management is required.
The greens are large but are fast and feature many undulations, so finding the right part of the green with approaches is very important.
Only 10 points separate long-time overall leader Rob Gebhardt and second-placed Wayne Britton in the race for the La Manga holiday, and the top 50 managers all get prizes, so it's still all to play for.
Here is TG's six-man team for the DP World Tour Championship:
Rory McIlroy, $5.0m
The world number one has been in blistering form, aside from last week's missed cut. The time off might have been a blessing in disguise after a busy couple of months. He's finished 3-5-11 here previously. He's 2nd on Tour in greens in regulation.
Ian Poulter, $2.8m
The Ryder Cup hero has continued his good form since Medinah, notching a string of 4-1-2 finishes. He has two top 10s in three starts at Jumeirah. He's 2nd on Tour in greens in regulation and 11th in driving accuracy.
Louis Oosthuizen, $2.6m
The South African is finishing the season in blistering form and hasn't finished outside the top six in his last four starts. He's never finished worse than 13th here and leads the Tour in stroke average and greens in regulation.
Peter Hanson, $2.0m
Two wins in his last five starts have provided a great end to the season. He also has never finished worse than 13th here in three starts. He's in the top 10 for stroke average, putts per GIR and putts per round.
George Coetzee, $1.5m
The 26-year-old added a runners-up finish in the South African Open last week to a run of five top-16 finishes in seven starts that has taken him into the world top 50 for the first time. He's 10th in putts per round.
Henrik Stenson, $1.0m
The Dubai resident will be buzzing after ending his three-and-a-half year winless drought in South Africa last week. He's 11th in stroke average and 12th in greens in regulation on Tour.
> You can see a full list of all the golfers playing this week and their prices by clicking here. You have until 3.30am on Thursday 22nd November to select your team.