The 50 elite players atop the European Tour’s Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex will compete in the last Rolex Series event of 2019, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai at Jumeirah Golf Estates from 21–24 November.
An increase in the ranking points available at the final three Rolex Series events – including the DP World Tour Championship – gives the winner of that tournament an increased chance of claiming the title in the European Tour’s season-long Race to Dubai.
Launched in 2017 on the 20th anniversary of Rolex’s partnership with the European Tour, the Rolex Series showcases the highest quality golf and the international spirit of the game.
That same year, in his first full season as a professional Rolex Testimonee Jon Rahm won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and DP World Tour Championship, both of which were part of the inaugural Rolex Series.
After winning the Irish Open again earlier this year, the No.2 in the Race to Dubai rankings has an opportunity to repeat his twin successes from two years ago and capture a first Race to Dubai title.
The Spaniard said: “Rolex Series events are the most prestigious tournaments on the European Tour, and the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai is one of the biggest of those, so I am especially proud to be a former champion here and I am excited to return in 2019 with a chance to repeat history.”
With enhanced ranking points available from the two Rolex Series events immediately preceding the DP World Tour Championship, all players in the top 70 have a chance to qualify for the season finale.
Among Rahm’s fellow Rolex Testimonees presently in the top 50 are Italy’s Francesco Molinari, winner of the Race to Dubai in 2018, Matthew Fitzpatrick, currently ranked in the Race to Dubai’s top five; Paul Casey, who won the Porsche European Open in September, and Belgium’s Thomas Pieters, who is also a winner on the European Tour this season.They will be joined in Dubai by fellow Rolex Testimonees Haotong Li and Rafa Cabrera Bello.