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.
Upcoming Race To Dubai Events:
Click on the tournament name to get the latest odds on that event.
|4th Dec||Nedbank Golf Challenge||South Africa||Danny Willett|
|11th Dec||Alfred Dunhill Championship||South Africa||Branden Grace|
|8th Jan||South African Open Championship||South Africa||Morten Orum Madsen|
|15th Jan||HSBC Golf Championship||Abu Dhabi||Pablo Larrazabal|
|21st Jan||Qatar Masters||Qatar||Sergio Garcia|
|29th Jan||Omega Dubai Desert Classic||Dubai||Stephen Gallacher|
|5th Feb||Malaysian Open||Malaysia||Lee Westwood|
|12th Feb||Thailand Classic||Thailand|
|19th Feb||Hero Indian Open||India|
|26th Feb||Joburg Open||South Africa||George Coetzee|
|5th Mar||WGC - Cadillac Championship||USA||Tiger Woods|
|5th Mar||Africa Open||South Africa||Thomas Aiken|
|12th Mar||Tshwane Open||South Africa||Dawie van der Walt|
|19th May||Madeira Islands Open||Portugal||Daniel Brooks|
|26th Mar||Trophee Hassan II||Morocco||Alejandro Canizares|
|9th Apr||US MASTERS||USA||Bubba Watson|
|16th Apr||Shenzhen International||China|
|23rd Apr||Volvo China Open||China||Alexander Levy|
|29th Apr||WGC - Accenture Match Play||USA||Jason Day|
|7th May||Mauritius Open||Mauritius|
|14th May||Open de Espana||Spain||Miguel Angel Jimenez|
|21st May||BMW PGA Championship||England||Rory McIlroy|
|28th May||The Irish Open||Ireland||Mikko Illonen|
|4th June||Nordea Masters||Sweden||Thongchai Jaidee|
|11th June||Lyoness Open||Austria||Mikael Lundberg|
|18th June||US OPEN||USA||Justin Rose|
|25th June||BMW International Open||Germany||Fabrizio Zanotti|
|2nd July||Alstom Open de France||France||Graeme McDowell|
|9th July||The Scottish Open||Scotland||Justin Rose|
|16th July||THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP||Scotland||Rory McIlroy|
|23rd July||Omega European Masters||Switzerland||David Lipsky|
|30th July||Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay||Scotland|
|6th August||WGC - Bridgestone Invitational||USA||Rory McIlroy|
|13th Aug||US PGA CHAMPIONSHIP||USA||Rory McIlroy|
|20th Aug||Made In Denmark||Denmark||Marc Warren|
|27th Aug||Czech Masters||Czech Republic||Jamie Donaldson|
|3rd Sep||Russian Open||Russia||Michael Hoey|
|10th Sep||KLM Open||Netherlands||Paul Casey|
|17th Sep||Open d'Italia||Italy||Hennie Otto|
|24th Sep||European Open||Germany|
|1st Oct||Alfred Dunhill Links Championship||Scotland||Oliver Wilson|
|15th Oct||Portugal Masters||Portugal||Alexander Levy|
|25th Oct||Hong Kong Open||Hong Kong||Miguel A Jimenez|
|1st Nov||BMW Masters||China||Marcel Siem|
|8th Nov||WGC - HSBC Champions||China||Bubba Watson|
|15th Nov||Turkish Open||Turkey||Brooks Koepka|
|22nd 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 Championship.
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.
|Rafael Cabrera Bello||150||125||125||-||150||125||125||100|
|Miguel Angel Jimenez||300||200||-||-||150||200||-||-|
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