Due to this tournament being the final event on the European Tour calendar, the winner will find themselves the champion of the Race to Dubai.
Following on from his victory in South Africa, he is now in the perfect position to claim the position of Race to Dubai winner. With a possible 12,000 points available for the victor, Fleetwood simply needs to have a better 72 holes than current tour leader Bernd Wiesberger, as well as Jon Rahm, Shane Lowry and fellow Englishman, Matthew Fitzpatrick.
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Fleetwood, who has previously won the Race to Dubai in 2017, will have his eyes firmly set on the $5,000,000 prize money, as well as personal vengeance. Irishman, Shane Lowry, was the one player who stood in Fleetwood’s way this summer, as he came agonisingly close to a first-ever major win in The Open Championship at Royal Portrush.
The pressure will certainly be on for Tommy, as the minimum requirement is that he finishes second, as well as other scores going in his favour. Even if he should win the tournament, he will still have to hope that tour leader, Bernd Wiesberger, is outside of the top two.
Due to the sizable prize-money package and potential European Number 1 status, Tommy will have to bring his best performance to the UAE with him in order to go into 2020 in perfect form.
Current European Tour Standings
Bernd Wiesberger – 4802.4
Tommy Fleetwood – 4079.7
Jon Rahm – 3898.3
Shane Lowry – 3613.8
Matthew Fitzpatrick – 3320.9
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