The Race to Dubai is a competition that was set up in 2009 to replace the old European Tour. The event comprises of 47 golf tournaments running from November through to the following November, across many different countries and continents. Lee Westwood won the inaugral Race to Dubai in 2009, with Martin Kaymer winning in 2010, and there was a new winner in 2011 as Luke Donald took the title. Rory McIlroy was the winner in 2012 and Henrik Stenson took the title in 2013.
Upcoming Race To Dubai Events:
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|21st Nov||South African Open Championship||South Africa||Morten Orum Madsen|
|28th Nov||Alfred Dunhill Championship||South Africa||Charl Schwartzel|
|5th Dec||Nedbank Golf Challenge||South Africa||Thomas Bjorn|
|5th Dec||Hong Kong Open||Hong Kong||Miguel A Jimenez|
|11th Dec||Nelson Mandela Championship||South Africa||Dawie Van Der Walt|
|9th Jan||Volvo Golf Champions||South Africa||Louis Oosthuizen|
|16th Jan||HSBC Golf Championship||Abu Dhabi||Pablo Larrazabal|
|22nd Jan||Qatar Masters||Qatar||Sergio Garcia|
|30th Jan||Omega Dubai Desert Classic||Dubai||Stephen Gallacher|
|6th Feb||Joburg Open||South Africa||George Coetzee|
|13th Feb||Africa Open||South Africa||Thomas Aiken|
|19th Feb||WGC - Accenture Match Play||USA||Jason Day|
|27th Feb||Tshwane Open||South Africa||Dawie van der Walt|
|6th Mar||WGC - Cadillac Championship||USA||Tiger Woods|
|13th Mar||Trophee Hassan II||Morocco||Alejandro Canizares|
|27th Mar||EurAsia Cup||Malaysia||Draw|
|3rd Apr||NH Collection Open||Spain||Marco Crespi|
|10th Apr||US MASTERS||USA||Bubba Watson|
|17th Apr||Malaysian Open||Malaysia||Lee Westwood|
|24th Apr||Volvo China Open||China||Alexander Levy|
|1st May||The Championship at Laguna National||Singapore||Felipe Aguilar|
|8th May||Madeira Islands Open||Portugal||Daniel Brooks|
|15th May||Open de Espana||Spain||Miguel Angel Jimenez|
|22nd May||BMW PGA Championship||England||Rory McIlroy|
|29th May||Nordea Masters||Sweden||Thongchai Jaidee|
|5th June||Lyoness Open||Austria||Mikael Lundberg|
|12th June||US OPEN||USA||Justin Rose|
|12th June||Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open||France||Simon Thornton|
|19th June||The Irish Open||Ireland||Mikko Illonen|
|26th June||BMW International Open||Germany||Fabrizio Zanotti|
|3rd July||Alstom Open de France||France||Graeme McDowell|
|10th July||The Scottish Open||Scotland||Justin Rose|
|17th July||THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP||England||Rory McIlroy|
|24th July||Russian Open||Russia||Michael Hoey|
|31st July||WGC - Bridgestone Invitational||USA||Rory McIlroy|
|7th Aug||US PGA CHAMPIONSHIP||USA||Rory McIlroy|
|14th Aug||Made In Denmark||Denmark||Marc Warren|
|21st Aug||Czech Masters||Czech Republic||Jamie Donaldson|
|28th Aug||Italian Open||Italy||Hennie Otto|
|4th Sep||Omega European Masters||Switzerland||David Lipsky|
|11th Sep||KLM Open||Netherlands||Paul Casey|
|18th Sep||ISPS Handa Wales Open||Wales||Joost Luiten|
|26th Sep||THE RYDER CUP||Scotland||Europe|
|2nd Oct||Alfred Dunhill Links Championship||Scotland||Oliver Wilson|
|9th Oct||Portugal Masters||Portugal||Alexander Levy|
|16th Oct||Volvo World Match Play Championship||England||Mikko Ilonen|
|23rd Oct||Perth International||Australia||Jin Jeong|
|30th Oct||BMW Masters||China||Gonzo Fdez-Castano|
|6th Nov||WGC - HSBC Champions||China||Dustin Johnson|
|13th Nov||Turkish Open||Turkey||Victor Dubuisson|
|20th Nov||Dubai World Tour Championship||Dubai||Henrik Stenson|
The Race to Dubai is run by the European Tour but is truly a global event. The idea behind the change in format was designed to get more of the World's golfers playing on the European Tour with a huge prize money pool up for grabs in the order of merit and the final event, the Dubai World Championship. The schedule includes all of the four golf Majors, such as the British Open and Masters, plus all four of the Golf World Championship events. There are also events in Arabia at the start of the year, known as the 'Desert Swing' plus co-sactioned events in South Africa and on the Asian tour in the far east.
Previous winners of the European Order of Merit include Robert Karlsson, Justin Rose, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Luke Donald, who won the third Race to Dubai title in 2011, beating Rory McIlroy into second place. McIlroy would come back a year later and land the Race to Dubai in fine style.
Luke Donald won an enthralling Race To Dubai in 2011 as he had looked in complete control at the top of the earnings before Rory McIlroy ensured it went down to the final event of the season. Donald held his nerve though to finish in the top three at the Dubai World Championship and secured the European tour money list to go with his PGA Tour triumph.
Rory McIlroy comfortably won the 2012 Race To Dubai with plenty to spare and he rounded off a great year by winning the money-spinning Dubai World Championsip.
Betting on Race to Dubai tournaments is very popular as most events are covered live by Sky Sports. All the bookmakers listed on the Betting Directory will offer a good choice of markets to bet on, whether you're betting on the winner or just fancy one golfer to beat another in the tournament. Look out for the weekly betting previews on Race to Dubai events.
If you're a golf lover you'll know that when the sun sets on the European Tour there'll be a weekly event from the US on the PGA Tour in the evening for you to bet on. The PGA Tour runs from January to September and features some of the World's best golfers.
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This year promises to be an exciting time on the PGA Tour as more British based players try to make it in the States.
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