NOTES ON THE DUBAI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
• There are 16 different countries represented among the 60 players. They are: Australia,, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and Wales.
• England have the most players with 14. Next come Spain with six, South Africa and Sweden with five, Denmark and Northern Ireland have four apiece, then come Australia, France, Ireland and Italy with three, Korea, The Netherlands, Scotland and Wales both have two representatives, while Germany and Thailand have one each.
• Miguel Angel Jiménez is the oldest player at 46. In all there are seven members of the 60 man field aged 40 and over. They are: Jiménez (46), Darren Clarke (42), Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Thongchai Jaidee and Robert Karlsson, all 41 and Anders Hansen (40).
• There are two teenagers playing, Matteo Manassero at 17 and Noh Seung-yul (19). Manassero became the youngest winner in European Tour history, aged 17 years and 188 days at the 2010 CASTELLÓ MASTERS Costa Azahar, while Noh lies third in the all-time list of youngest winners, when he triumphed at the 2010 Maybank Malaysian Open at 18 years and 282 days.
• The field is made up off 26 winners from the 2010 European Tour season. Nine of those 26 are placed in the top ten of The Race to Dubai. Only Lee Westwood among the top ten players has yet to win on the 2010 European Tour International Schedule.
• The field contains 51 different European Tour winners, five former European Tour Number Ones and seven Major Champions. Between the 51 winners they have amassed a total of 251 European Tour victories.
• Of the 60 players Edoardo and Francesco Molinari and Graeme McDowell have amassed the most top five finishes with seven, while Francesco and Martin Kaymer have both gained the most top ten performances with ten each.
• Four graduates from the 2009 Challenge Tour Rankings have made the top 60. They are: Edoardo Molinari, Rhys Davies, John Parry and Gary Boyd.
• Four players who finished in the top 30 from the 2009 European Tour Qualifying School qualified. They are: Fredrik Andersson Hed, Simon Khan, Stephen Gallacher and Alejandro Cañizares.
• Rhys Davies, Noh Seung-yul, Matteo Manassero, John Parry and Gary Boyd are all in their rookie season on The European Tour.
• During the 2010 season, five players have been Number One in The Race to Dubai. Pablo Martin occupied top spot for the first two weeks. Charl Schwartzel then took over for the next nine. Ian Poulter stayed there for 12 until Graeme McDowell took over after his US Open win and was there for eight weeks until Martin overtook him after his US PGA triumph and has been there for the last 14 weeks.