Tag Archives: 2011 Race to Dubai

Dec
11
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Quiros in action during the final round.

Alvaro Quiros arrived at the final hole of the Dubai World Championship– a sinuous, uphill par-5– with a one-shot advantage over Paul Lawrie and two over World Number One Luke Donald.

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Dec
7
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Awkward photo opportunity, ahoy!

If Luke Donald finishes higher than ninth at this week’s Dubai World Challenge, he’ll not only wrap up the Race to Dubai title, but become the first player in history to hold both the PGA and European Tour order of merit titles simultaneously.

Should he prove slow to shake off the torpor induced by a month-long absence from the game, however, there remains one player capable of threatening his transatlantic hegemony.

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Dec
5
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Rarin' Rory

Trailing by three shots at the start of the final round of the Hong Kong Open, Rory McIlroy shot a solid 65 to win by two to retain his No. 2 world ranking and keep the prospects of catching Luke Donald in the Race to Dubai. He also sealed the victory in style, holing out from the greenside bunker on 18 for birdie.

The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland revealed he was inspired by Englishman Lee Westwood’s third-round 62 on the other side of the world at the 12-man Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

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