Branden Grace will enter this week’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai inside the top ten of the Race to Dubai after winning the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player.
The South African’s eighth career European Tour title saw him move from 34th to ninth place in the rankings with a season tally of 1,069,290 points.
With Justin Rose out of action in South Africa, a win for Race to Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood would have seen him being crowned Europe’s Number One with a week to spare.
However Fleetwood’s tied tenth place finish means he extended his advantage over his resurgent fellow countryman Rose to just over 250,000 points going in to the last event of the season, which sees the top 60 players on Tour descend on the Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth course for the DP World Tour Championship from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 November.
Nick Tarratt, Director of the European Tour International Dubai office, said: “The Race to Dubai is set for a thrilling climax at Jumeirah Golf Estates this week with everything still to play for. The course is in fabulous condition and we’re excited to welcome the players to compete in what could be one of the most exciting editions of the DP World Tour Championship yet.”
Source: DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP