DP 2019 World Championship Announces $3M for Winner
Dubai is no less than a heaven for golf lovers as it doesn’t offer amazing golf facilities to players, but also hosts several international tournaments. DP 2019 World Championship has announced the biggest prize for the winner at the season ending event one The European Tour. The announced prize worth is $3m which is equal to Dh11m. It’s the highest price for winners, but there are many changes observed in the DP World Championship as well.
The overall prize fund for Rolex Series event is about $8m which is significantly higher than the previous events. However, the number of players have reduced from 60 players to 50 players. The tournament is scheduled from November 21-24 and it’s expected that a big audience will come to watch the match. Danny Willet, the winner of previous event took $1.33m in the last event. So, after the announcement of such a big prize, tough match is expected among players. The European Tour has also announced some major changes in the event which make the event more interesting and worth watching.
The major changes include an adjustment to the $5m race to Dubai Bonus which will be divided among the top five players. In this event Order Merit will be considered instead of the leading 10. Event sponsors, Turkish Airlines Open and Gray Plyer will also offer increased winner cheques to winners in Turkey and South Africa. Apart from the prize changes, the size of the fields has also revised, i.e. 70 players will play for Turkey and 60 competing in South Africa.
According to the Chief Executive of the European Tour, the purpose of all these changes is to add some excitement and grab the attention of the audience. It will encourage the players and make them visit Dubai to attend the event.
Let’s have a look at the summery of the recent changes:
- 70 leadings are available for the field size of Turkish Airlines Open.
- Leadings 60 available for Nedbank Golf Challenge.
- Leading 50 available for the filed size of DP World Tour Championship.
Following changes have done for Race to Dubai Points:
- The points for Turkish Airline have increased from 7, 000 to 9, 000.
- Points for Nedbank Golf challenge have increased from 7, 500 to 10, 000.
- Points for DP World Championship have increased from 8, 000 to 12, 000.
Prizes funds breakdown has also changed as follows:
- 1st Prize for Turkish Airlines Open is $2 million.
- 1st Prize for Nedbank Golf Challenge is $2.5 million.
- 1st Prize for DP World Tour Championship is $3 million.
The total prize is divided among five members instead of usual 10 members and the distribution is done as, $2 million, $1.2 million, $70, 000, $600, 00, and $500, 000. The total amount of the prize is $5m.
2019 DP World Championship is expected to be the most interesting championship where passion and enthusiasm will be unbeatable. Dubai government is taking great initiatives to attract tourists and players which will benefits would be hard to ignore in future.