DP World Tour Championship, Dubai

DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
Tournament information
Location Dubai, UAE
Established 2009
Course(s) Jumeirah Golf Estates
(Earth Course)
Par 72
Length 7,675 yards (7,018 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $8,000,000
Month played November
Tournament record score
Aggregate 263 Henrik Stenson (2013)
To par −25 Henrik Stenson (2013)
Current champion
England Matthew Fitzpatrick
Jumeirah Golf Estates

The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai is a golf tournament on the European Tour and is the climax of the European Tour Race to Dubai. It is contested on the Earth course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The title sponsor is DP World, a shipping company based in Dubai.[1]

The tournament was first held in 2009 when the Order of Merit was replaced by the Race to Dubai. It is contested by the leading 60 players in the Race to Dubai at the start of the tournament. It is the replacement for the Volvo Masters, which was a similar event for the leading 60 money winners on the Order of Merit.

Originally the tournament was to have a record prize fund of $10,000,000, of which the winner's share would be $1,666,660,[2][3] however in September 2009 it was announced that there would be a 25% reduction in both the overall prize fund and the winners cheque.[4] The prize fund was increased to $8,000,000 in 2012.[5]

The tournament also determines the Race to Dubai Bonus Pool, which goes to the top golfers on the Race to Dubai after the tournament. It was original set at $10,000,000 but reduced to $7,500,000 paid to the top 15 players with the Race to Dubai winner getting $1.5 million.[2][4] In 2012 the bonus pool was cut in half to $3.75 million and reduced to the top 10 golfers, with the winner getting $1.0 million.[5]

The 2013 DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates delivered a US$44 million gross economic benefit to Dubai, according to independent research commissioned by tournament organisers, The European Tour as stated in Vision magazine.[6]


YearWinnerCountryScoreTo parMargin
of victory
DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
2016 Matthew Fitzpatrick  England 271 −17 1 stroke England Tyrrell Hatton
2015 Rory McIlroy (2)  Northern Ireland 267 −21 1 stroke England Andy Sullivan
2014 Henrik Stenson (2)  Sweden 272 −16 2 strokes France Victor Dubuisson
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
England Justin Rose
2013 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 263 −25 6 strokes England Ian Poulter
2012 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 265 −23 2 strokes England Justin Rose
Dubai World Championship presented by DP World
2011 Álvaro Quirós  Spain 269 −19 2 strokes Scotland Paul Lawrie
2010 Robert Karlsson  Sweden 274 −14 Playoff England Ian Poulter
2009 Lee Westwood  England 265 −23 6 strokes England Ross McGowan


  1. "DP World Championship, Dubai Unveils New Logo". PGA European Tour. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  2. 1 2 "McIlroy heads quartet in Race to Dubai". CNN. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  3. "Montgomerie supports The Race to Dubai's global reach". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Revised Dubai prize fund levels announced". PGA European Tour. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  5. 1 2 Ballengee, Ryan (5 January 2012). "Race to Dubai bonus pool slashed in half for 2012". Golf Channel. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  6. http://vision.ae/articles/teeing_off_the_changing_face_of_golf

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