In the United Arab Emirates the final sprint of the “Race to Dubai” is ready to begin, aimed at crowning the best player of the European Tour 2021. The fourth tournament is staged from 18 to 21 November at the Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth Course) in Dubai season of the Rolex Series which is also the fortieth and last event of the year of the major continental circuit which, from 2022, will be replaced by the DP World Tour. of world number 1, Jon Rahm, who preferred to take a rest period after a year that put him to the test and in which he was forced to miss the Olympics for Covid. In the field there are also two Azzurri: Guido Migliozzi and Francesco Laporta, respectively at 13 / o and 35 / o place in the Race to Dubai, the order of merit of the circuit. After a year as a protagonist, Migliozzi from Vicenza is not currently experiencing a great moment of form. Ninety-fifth in the world ranking (the only Italian in the Top 100), he is back from 44 / o place at the Dubai Championship, which ended up in second place by Laporta. Super period for the Apulian who, last Sunday, took the second consecutive Top 10 (the fifth of the season), touching his first career success on the European Tour.
Collin Morikawa, Race to Dubai
Many stars in the field. From Collin Morikawa (world number 2 and leader of the order of merit) to Billy Horschel (second on the money list), who aim to become the first American players to win the Race to Dubai. In addition to the two Americans, only four other competitors have a chance to succeed in this feat: the British Tyrrell Hatton, Matthew Fitzpatrick (who will defend the title in the DP World Tour Championship) and Paul Casey, in addition to the Australian Min Woo Lee. For the latter four, the essential condition to receive the crown of number 1 in Europe will be to win the tournament and hope for a not great result from Morikawa and Horschel.
The event will offer a total prize pool of 9,000,000 dollars and 12,000 Race to Dubai points of which 2,000 will go to the winner of the DP World Tour Championship. Among the competitors in the race there are many big names. In addition to those already mentioned, with Morikawa there are also other Major champions such as Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Danny Willett, Shane Lowry and Martin Kaymer. Then awaited for the Norwegian Viktor Hovland (tenth in the world ranking), the American Will Zalatoris (second last April at The Masters), the English Tommy Fleetwood and the Mexican Abraham Ancer. And again: Joachim Brandt Hansen (fresh from the success at the Dubai Championship), Jeff Winther and the twins Rasmus and Nicolai Hojgaard (winner of the Italian Open this year). All Danish players who have won four of the last ten European Tour races. The show is double in the United Arab Emirates where, on 19 and 20 November, the EDGA Dubai Finale will also be staged, which will see eight of the best golfers with disabilities on the field. Among them there is also Tommaso Perrino from Livorno.