The season-ending event on The European Tour International Schedule, where the winner of The 2010 Race to Dubai will be crowned, will once again take place at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.
There is little doubt that the inaugural event last November was a huge success for everyone connected with The European Tour, a factor recognised early in 2010 when the tournament was voted ‘Best Professional Tournament of 2009 ’ in the Middle East Golfer Awards.
On the course, the week belonged quite simply to one man – England’s Lee Westwood – who produced a truly stunning display. Four rounds in the 60s, including a final round course record eight under par 64, saw the Englishman not only win the Dubai World Championship by a whopping six shot margin but also leapfrog Rory McIlroy to win the inaugural Race to Dubai with record single season earnings in European Tour history of €4,237,762.
McIlroy battled hard throughout the week and his brave showing saw him finish third in the tournament to guarantee himself second place in The Race to Dubai. Meanwhile second place in the tournament went to Westwood’s compatriot Ross McGowan, two shots clear of McIlroy, who carried on the form which saw him win the Madrid Masters a month earlier.