Forward of the DP World Tour Championship that begins on Thursday, we glance at six star gamers set to shine.
World rating: 23
Race to Dubai place: 1
Finest finishes in 2019: Winner (Made in Denmark, Scottish Open, Italian Open)
The Austrian has taken his sport to a special stage in 2019, with three match wins in Denmark, Scotland and Italy. He was even ranked as little as 378 in the world again in Could and now sits on the cusp of the top-20. Incessant wrist issues curtailed his 2018 season, however the Vienna native has roared again to profession-greatest kind, making an early assertion in his bid to qualify for the 2020 Ryder Cup in Whistling Straits. May break into the top-20 if he prevails this weekend. What a narrative that will be.
World rating: 10
Race to Dubai place: 2
Finest finishes in 2019: Winner (Nedbank Problem)
The 2017 Race to Dubai champion has had continued success this 12 months, successful the Nedbank Problem in Solar Metropolis and recording 5 top-10 and eight top-20 finishes on the European Tour, together with second place at the Open Championship his second runner-up end in a serious after the 2018 Open. The Southport man appears to love the UAE circumstances, and has all the instruments in his armoury to conclude the 12 months as European primary for a second time.
World rating: 5
Race to Dubai place: 1
Finest finishes in 2019: Winner (Irish Open, Spanish Open)
Rahm is a giant hitter who impresses in the UAE, none extra so than when he dominated the subject – and the course – at Jumeirah Golf Estates to win the DP World Tour Championship two years in the past. His kind in 2019 is powerful, with two top-10 finishes at the majors. The Spaniard, who’s now based mostly out of the United States in Arizona, continuously hovers in or round the leaderboard lately and is extremely fancied this week. If issues go his manner over the first two days, then the 25-year-outdated might be the man to beat.
World rating: 19
Race to Dubai place: 4
Finest finishes in 2019: Winner (Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, Open Championship)
The Irishman is a special participant this 12 months after successful in Abu Dhabi and the Open Championship, and ending eighth at the PGA Championship. The string of successes has elevated his confidence and, backed by a robust Irish help in the UAE, the Offaly made might be hoping to end his season as European primary. Has proven supreme class round the Earth course in the previous, ending in a tie for second in 2017.
World rating: 25
Race to Dubai place: 5
Finest finishes in 2019: Runner-up (Arnold Palmer Invitational, BMW Worldwide Open, Scandinavian Invitational, Italian Open)
The 5-time European Tour winner has been persistently talked up as the subsequent large factor in golf. At simply 25, the Sheffield native has buckets of expertise and has proven high quality kind round Jumeirah Golf Estates in the previous, with a slender one-shot victory again in 2016. Scientific current shows in Italy, Shanghai and Solar Metropolis ought to give Fitzpatrick the confidence he wants to problem at the high of the leaderboard.
World rating: 2
Race to Dubai place: 6 (out of rivalry)
Finest finishes in 2019: Winner (Gamers Championship, Canadian Open, Tour Championship, WGC-HSBC Champions)
The 2015 champion has the skill to mild up the large stage, however has not tasted main success in additional than 5 years. In 32 profession rounds at the Earth course, he has shot an over-par rating simply twice. Having gained in Shanghai lately, the 30-year-outdated arrives in Dubai aiming to end his beautiful season on a excessive. Count on his driver to proceed to trigger mayhem and assist him to card some extra low and threatening scores.
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