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Who can win the Race to Dubai 2020?

A triumphant European Tour comes to a close this weekend in Dubai and there is a whole host of players who are able to secure the 2020 Race to Dubai.

Since 2009, the Race to Dubai has listed the top European and world tour players at the end of the European Tour season. 

At the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, there are 21 of the worlds top 50 golfers in attendance, eight of those positioned in the top 10.

The Race to Dubai hosts 65 of the worlds best players in that current year and remarkably, 61 of the 65 mathematically can finish as Europes No1 on the Earth Course at Jumeriah Golf Estates.

It is an amazing achievement from the European Tour to have made it this far since the tour shutting down in early March at the Qatar Masters. 

The European Tour has hosted 23 events since July, 15 of which were started from scratch and funded by the European Tour including a ‘UK-Swing’ with 6 back-to-back tournaments all held in the UK within a secure bubble.

Who are the favourites for the Race to Dubai? 

The American Patrick Reed leads the pack with a 460 point advantage over Englishman Tommy Fleetwood.

Reed, if crowned European No1, will be the first American to win the Race to Dubai order of merit.

Collin Morikawa sits in third even though he has never played a European Tour event. His win at the PGA Championship puts the debutant ahead of many multiple European Tour winners this season. 

Christian Bezuidenhout is looking for a 3-peat after winning back-to-back weeks in South Africa will be full of confidence. 

Other English favourites include Scottish Open winner Aaron Rai, Tyrell Hatton plays his first European Tour tournament since winning at Wentworth in September and Runners up in Dubai last week Matt Wallace and Andy Sullivan both had strong performances. 

Notable players to miss out are Race to Dubai defending champion Jon Rahm, Major winners Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose and current Open Champion Shane Lowery. 

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