European Tour25 facts on the rise of Rory McIlroy
The Race to Dubai celebrates both the diversity and the shared passion for golf across the globe. From the curtain-raising Nedbank Golf Challenge in December across four continents through to the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, The 2015 European Tour International Schedule presented 12 months of enthralling tournament action featuring 48 tournaments in 27 countries worldwide.
The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, will once again be the culmination of the four-tournament Final Series which, as in 2013 and 2014, will also feature the BMW Masters and the WGC-HSBC Champions in China and the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy won The Race to Dubai for a second time, having first finished European Tour Number One in 2012, at the end of a magnificent season during which he won The Open, US PGA Championship, the European Tour's flagship event of the BMW PGA Championship and the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational. He succeeded Henrik Stenson, who won title in 2013 and became the first man to win The European Tour's Race to Dubai and FedEx Cup on the US PGA Tour in the same year. McIlroy (2012), England's Luke Donald (2011), Germany’s Martin Kaymer (2010) and England's Lee Westwood (2009) have previously won The Race to Dubai.