European TourFichardt named Golfer of the Month for February
The Race to Dubai celebrates both the diversity and the shared passion for golf across the globe. From the curtain-raising Africa Open in January through to the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, The 2012 European Tour International Schedule presents 11 months of enthralling tournament action featuring 45 tournaments in 24 countries worldwide.
The 2012 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, featured the players in positions 1-60 in The Race to Dubai at the conclusion of the UBS Hong Kong Open the previous week. The total prize fund was US$8 million with US$1,333,300 going to the winner. In addition, a bonus pool of US$3,750,000 was divided amongst the leading ten players at the conclusion of the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai – the winner receiving US$1 million.
Rory McIlroy won the 2012 Race to Dubai with new record earnings for a single season and emulating the 2011 winner, Luke Donald, by winning both the European and US PGA Tour money lists in the same season. Germany’s Martin Kaymer (2010) and Lee Westwood (2009) were the first two winners of The Race to Dubai.