DP World Tour Championship: Find out who to back and how to watch at the final event of the European Tour season
The final event of the 2019 Race to Dubai gets underway this week at Jumeriah Golf Estates, with 49 of the top 50 players competing for a chance to win the DP World Tour Championship.
For most, it's the only title they can win this week, as just five players remain in with a chance at claiming the overall Race to Dubai Crown following Tommy Fleetwood's victory and leader Bernd Wiesberger's third place finish at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday.
Last year, Danny Willett earned his first win since the 2017 Masters with a two stroke victory in Dubai while Francesco Molinari ended the year as European No.1.
This year, both players return as part of a field that boasts four of the World's top 10, and nine major champions competing for a record winner's prize in golf of $3million.
Here's what you need to know.
Date: Nov 21-24
Course: Jumeriah Golf Estates (Earth Course) | Par 72 | 7,675 yards
Defending Champion: Danny Willett
Prize Fund: $8,000,000
Race to Dubai Points: 12,000
DP World Tour Championship: TV Times
• Tuesday: The Hero Challenge | Live Golf, Sky Sports Main Event (15:30), Sky Sports Golf (15:30)
• Wednesday: On the Range | Live Golf, Sky Sports Main Event (11:00), Sky Sports Golf (11:00)
• Thursday: Sky Sports Main Event (07:00), Sky Sports Golf (07:00)
• Friday: Sky Sports Main Event (07:00), Sky Sports Golf (07:00)
• Saturday: Sky Sports Main Event (07:00), Sky Sports Golf (07:00)
• Sunday: Thursday: Sky Sports Main Event (06:30), Sky Sports Golf (06:30)
DP World Tour Championship: Betting Tips
Rory McIlroy: 7/2
The World No.2 opted to skip last week's Nedbank after he won his fourth title of the year at the WGC HSBC Champions, and he'll be left to rue that decision after Wiesberger's T3 means there's no way he can win both Race to Dubai and FedEx Cup. Still, he's had two wins, five further top 10s and no worse a result than T26 in his last nine starts anywhere, which is part of 18 top 10s in 2019 alone. He's also a two time winner of this event since its inception in 2009, and will be hoping to add a third title to his list of accolades.
Jon Rahm: 6/1
Also making his first start since a victory, having taken a break following his second European Tour win of the year at the Open de Espana. Has two wins and six further top 10s in his last 11 starts worldwide, and in two starts in this event has finished 1st (2017) and T4 ('18). Still has a chance to win the Race to Dubai if he finishes in second place this week.
Patrick Reed: 14/1
Another player in brilliant form at the moment, recent Presidents Cup wildcard pick Patrick Reed heads to Dubai after back to back top 10s at the HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open - and hasn't finished worse than T36 anywhere since the PGA Championship in May. Runner up here last year following a T10 on his debut in 2017.
Tommy Fleetwood: 14/1
Fleetwood ended a 22-month wait for victory with his playoff win over Marcus Kinhult on Sunday, which marked his first European Tour start since his T5 at the Alfred Dunhill Links in October. Best result of T9 ('16) in this event, and was T16 last year.
Justin Rose: 16/1
A two-time DP World Tour Championship runner-up, Rose last played here in 2017, where he finished T4. Comes to Dubai after four top 30s, including a T21 in his last start at the Turkish Airlines Open.
Tyrrell Hatton: 16/1
Hatton, like McIlroy and Rahm, is looking for his second victory in a row, having claimed the Turkish Airlines Open in a dramatic playoff. Before that, he'd posted three top 20s and a further top 10 in his previous four starts. In five starts here has gone T6-T13-2-T8-T22.
Matthew Fitzpatrick: 20/1
2016 DP World Tour Champion Matthew Fitzpatrick could walk away as the Race to Dubai champion if he were to win this week, and is looking for his first win of the season after four runner-up finishes. Finished T10 at the Nedbank, which followed a 7th place finish at the WGC HSBC Championship, a 75th at the ZOZO Championship and second place at the Italian Open. His record here is good: He won the title in 2016 and has a worst of T34 ('18).
Bernd Wiesberger: 30/1
The current Race to Dubai leader has already won three times this season (including two Rolex events), and heads to Dubai following a T3 at the Nedbank with it looking highly likely he'll at least walk away as European No.1 at the end of the week. Prior to that, he claimed the Italian Open before back to back T49s at the WGC HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open. Best result here of T4 ('16).
Victor Perez: 55/1
Perez is making his first start in the DP World Tour Championship Dubai, but he's coming in with plenty of confidence, having followed up his Alfred Dunhill Links win with two further top 10s in his last four starts: A T4 at the WGC HSBC Champions and T2 at the Turkish Airlines Open. Ranks 9th for scoring average on the European Tour this season.