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Field for &DP World Tour golf taking shape

With five months to go until The Race to Dubai reaches its climax at the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates from Thursday November 19.



Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 11:37 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:12 PM

Dubai — South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen led The European Tour challenge at the US Open, ultimately finishing one shot adrift of winner Jordan Spieth despite a record-breaking performance on a dramatic final day at Chambers Bay.

“It was nice being in that spot again,” said Oosthuizen, who moves to third in The Race to Dubai after finishing level with Dustin Johnson, who missed his chance of glory after three-putting the last. “I felt very relaxed and was eager to get to the next hole and get some birdies going. I wasn’t nervous at all. I’ll take a lot out of this week, especially the last three days, the way I played.”

The strong South African contingent proved to be fine ambassadors for The European Tour in Washington with Oosthuizen’s compatriots Branden Grace and Charl Schwartzel also in the hunt. Grace, who moved to fourth in The Race to Dubai, would have forced a play-off with Spieth but for a double bogey on 16, where he hit his tee shot out of bounds.

With five months to go until The Race to Dubai reaches its climax at the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates from Thursday November 19 to Sunday November 22, places in The European Tour’s season-ending finale, open only to the top 60 available players, are already filling up fast.

Nick Tarratt, Director of The European Tour, International Dubai Office, said: “It is impressive to see the field for the DP World Tour Championship taking shape.”

Traditionally 550,000 points gains qualification for the season-ending tournament to be held on Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates.


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