Greetings from the biggest event on the European Tour Calendar in Dubai!
This week's event is from Jumeirah Golf Estates.
The Greg Norman designed Earth course measuring at just over 7700 yards will be a stern test for the limited field. Perhaps the most challenging hole comes at the end, with a rock-lined stream meandering up the middle of the fairway on this long par-5, which gently climbs to the final huge and undulating green. A finishing hole that could potentially play a big part in the final outcome.
You might be forgiven thinking isn’t December the month where we are supposed to put our feet up and reflect on the golfing year?
Well you’re wrong as The European Tour reaches what promises to be a thrilling climax this week at the Dubai World Championship.
The scene is set for a showdown between FJ loyalist’s Rory McIroy (FJ Sport and Pure Touch Glove) and Luke Donald (FJ ICON). Rory can still win the Race to Dubai - First prize is £793,298, however Luke Donald needs 'only' to finish in the top nine to put the icing on a magnificent season's work. Luke Donald believes completing an historic money list double in Dubai this weekend will be his greatest achievement in golf.
'If it works out on Sunday it will be my biggest accomplishment,' said Donald