Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Winner of World Tour Championship at Dubai will earn largest ever first prize of $3million
 
Press Release
The largest first prize in the history of tournament golf, alongside significantly increased Race to Dubai points, headline the changes announced today to the final three Rolex Series events of the 2019 European Tour season.
The season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, played at Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 21-24, 2019, will now see the winner pocket a cheque for US$3 million, up significantly from the US$1.33 million won by Danny Willett last November.
The DP World Tour Championship is also, of course, the final Rolex Series event of the season and the two Rolex Series events preceding that on the schedule – the Turkish Airlines Open from November 7-10 and the Nedbank Golf Challenge presented by Gary Player from November 14-17 – have also seen their first prizes substantially increased.
The winner of the Turkish Airlines Open will now go home with US$2 million (up from the US$1.16 million won by Justin Rose in 2018); while the champion at the Nedbank Golf Challenge will receive a cheque to the tune of US$2.5 million (up from the US$1.25 million won by Lee Westwood in 2018).
The overall prize fund for the three events will remain the same (Turkey – US$7 million, Nedbank – US$7.5 million, Dubai – US$8 million) with the balance of the field playing for a US$5 million prize fund: ie: the runner-up will receive first placed prize money based on a US$5 million event.

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