Who can win the Race to Dubai at Jumeirah?


Four players will be battling it out to win the Race to Dubai when the season concludes at Jumeirah Golf Estates this weekend (Thursday November 17th to Sunday November 20th).

Henrik Stenson leads the standings after holding his nerve at Royal Troon to win his first Major at The Open Championship in July.


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Masters Champion Danny Willett is in second place in the standings, 299,675 points behind the Iceland with Nedbank Golf Challenge and four-time winner Alex Noren trailing his fellow Swede by 633,436 points in third.

Defending champion Rory McIlroy is 1,176,414 points behind Stenson, meaning all four players can still be crowned the Tour’s Number One but here are the permutations on how the week could play out…

If Danny Willett wins the DP World Tour Championship, he wins the Race to Dubai

Rory McIlroy has to win at Jumeirah to stand any chance of reclaiming the Race to Dubai title and will need to rely on Henrik Stenson finishing outside the top 45, Danny Willett outside the top five and Alex Noren outside the top two.

Alex Noren needs a minimum top two finish to clinch the title however can still lose the Race to Dubai by winning this weekend if Stenson claims second place.

If Danny Willett finishes fourth, Henrik Stenson needs to finish inside the top 30 to stay ahead of him and he will need to a top nine finish to remain ahead of Danny Willett if he finishes the weekend in third place.

Alex Noren can also win with a second place finish if Henrik Stenson finishes outside the top eight and Danny Willett fails to make the top two.

Danny Willett will the Race to Dubai if he finished second with Henrik Stenson finishing outside the top two and Alex Noren doesn’t not win.

All other scenarios will result in Henrik Stenson winning the Race to Dubai

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