Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

One of the premium golfing and social events in the sporting calendar in Dubai since 2009
Gulf News were lucky enough to be a stop for the trophy tour of two of golfs most prestigious pieces of silverwear. In only three week’s time the DP World Tour hosts the 50 highest-ranked golfers on the DP World Tour Rankings for the season ending DP World Tour Championship at Jumeriah Golf Estates, Earth course.
The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai has been one of the premium golfing and social events in the sporting calendar in Dubai since 2009. So much so, gaining the elevation to a Rolex Series event in 2017. Mirroring with the 20th anniversary of the partnership between Rolex and the European Tour Group.
The DP World Tour Championship Trophy (left) is awarded to the champion of the fifth and final Rolex Series event of the season. A tournament which has produced 13 episodes of unimaginable drama, and a star studded list of winners to boot; such as world number one, Rory McIlroy (2012 & 2015), Jon Rahm (2017 & 2019), Matthew Fitzpatrick (2016 & 2020) and the most recent champion, American Collin Morikawa, 12 months ago.
But that isn’t all the players have to play for, the Harry Vardon Trophy (right) is awarded to the leading player on the DP World Tour Rankings following the conclusion of the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
The DP World Tour Rankings is a season-long competition, this year the DP World Tour has visited 43 tournaments in 21 different countries across the season. Players earn points at each event for what position they place in at the finish of a tournament. That then totals up for each player at the end of the season to determine the final standings of the DP World Tour Rankings.
A who’s who of golfing legends from past and present have lifted the Harry Vardon trophy over its 50 year history. From Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Colin Montgomerie, Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer to name a few.

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