Play for all marbles on the DP World Tour

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The top 50 golfers of this year's European Tour are fighting for the final of the season this week DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, It's worth $ 2 million to the winner.

For some players, the even bigger prize wins the race to Dubai 2019, the European Tour Championship where this tournament takes place often determines,

The European Tour traditionally played a subordinate role PGA Tour in the United States, where the prize money was higher. While The money for the European Tour has increased, tradition and prestige remain important to many players.

Francesco Molinari from Italy, who won the race to Dubai for the first Time last year said the history of the European Tour means that its No. 1 counts for more than just money.

Molinari's win at the British Open in 2018 prepared him to win the Race to Dubai and to like golfers Severiano Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Colin Montgomerie, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy as previous winners who The No. 1 of the European Tour, Montgomerie holds the recording With eight Wins.

"It was a very special honor to end the best year of my career so far," said Molinari. “I was very proud to win the race to Dubai and it was a wonderful year of success. I think being Europe's No. 1 has been a year-round recognition – nothing will limit the particular feelings of winning the Open and Ryder Cup, but it's definitely a very proud achievement. "

The status of the European Tour was strengthened in the late 1970s by a strong generation of players. Ballesteros, Langer, Lyle, Faldo and Ian Woosnam won 16 Majors out 1979 to 1996.

Expansion of the Ryder Cup team in Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1979 Including players from continental Europe was also crucial to improve the reputation of the European Tour. six Years later, Europe struck the United States – the first Time America had lost since then 1957 – and Europe won 11 of the 16 Meeting since.

The tour has long since expanded outside of Europe. The Tunisian Open was that first event to be added, 1982and from the tournaments of the race to Dubai 2019, including that four Majors and the four Golf World Championships More tournaments are played at events outside Europe as inside.

As a result, it is not an exclusively European struggle to be number 1 on the European Tour. Just like the PGA Tour, it is open to all nationalities and has always been a breeding ground for players from all over the world.

Greg Norman, the australian former world number 1 and twice the British Open champion, won the Order of Merit in 1982and the South Africans Ernie Els and Retief Goosen Everyone won it twice in a row in the 2000s.