The 2018 European Tour season comes to an end this week in the United Arab Emirates at the DP World Tour Championship. Last year, Jon Rahm seized his second career European Tour victory by one stroke over Shane Lowry and Kiradech Aphibarnrat. This year, he will defend his title against 63 other golfers, including the current Race to Dubai standings leader Francesco Molinari. Past champions in the field include Rory McIlroy, Matthew Fitzpatrick, and two-time winner Henrik Stenson. Other notables include current Masters champion Patrick Reed and former Masters champions Sergio Garcia and Danny Willett.
Jumeriah Golf Estates has hosted this event since its inception in 2009. Scores are typically very low, with the winning score usually hovering around 20-under par.
Players to Watch:
Lee Westwood: Fresh off a victory last week in South Africa, Lee Westwood has had a resurgence this season and is finding the form that has made him one of the best players in European Tour history. Look for him to have a strong showing this week in Dubai.
Matt Wallace: With three wins, the Englishman has had a career season, and a win at the Tour Championship would be the feather in the cap. Player of the Year honors is very much in the picture for Matt Wallace.