Nov 23rd, 2019
It’s hotting up in Dubai
Fleetwood and Rahm close in on prize
Words: GolfPunk Photography: Getty Images
France's Mike Lorenzo-Vera is riding high at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai but all eyes are on the battle for the Race to Dubai. After round two Tommy Fleetwood (69) and Jon Rahm (68) were sitting in joint second three shots behind the leader but Race to Dubai leader, Bernd Wiesberger, was a further six shots back in a tie for thirteenth.
Mange tout, mange tout!
If the players were to finish in their current positions one Mr Fleetwood would pick up his second race to Dubai in three years.
However, as we write Fleetwood and Wiesberger are struggling Lorenzo Vera and Rahm are both three under for their third round and McIlroy and Willet are storming up the leaderboard. As it stands the big Spaniard is winning the race but there is much golf to play!
Shot of the day on Friday came from the big Spaniard at the final hole. This one challenged McIlroy’s shot on the same hole in round one.
It’s all very complicated and everyone has their calculators out – well actually we Googled it and checked what everyone else was saying. This is apparently what each player must do to win the wonga.
Bernd Wiesberger – If he can haul himself to solo second or better he is guaranteed the title. (currently tied 13th)
Tommy Fleetwood – Fleetwood must finish in solo third or better for a chance of winning (currently tied 2nd)
Jon Rahm – The Spaniard must finish in tied second or better for a chance. (currently tied 2nd)
Shane Lowry - The Open champion must finish in solo second or better for a chance (currently tied 13th)
Matthew Fitzpatrick – The young Englishman must win if he is to take the Race Matthew Fitzpatrick (currently tied 19th)
Unless Wiesberger makes a charge over the weekend he will be praying that Lorenzo-Vera can keep his nose in front and the likes of Rory McIlroy (tied 5th) and Justin Rose (tied 8th) can challenge Fleetwood and Rahm.
So, what if Rahm wins and Fleetwood is second? Not a clue!
And another thing....