Race To Dubai Golf Betting

The Race To Dubai replaced the European tour Order of Merit in 2009 and culminates with the Dubai World Championships at the end of the season.

The Race to Dubai takes in over 50 tournaments throughout the season with the top 60 on the money list earning the right to compete in the season-ending Dubai World Championships on the Earth course at the Juneirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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The European Tour is in Vilamoura, Portugal this week for the Portugal Masters as the European Tour really heats up. With just three other events before the end of season spectacle in the middle east, things on the Algarve are sure to be very competitive. The 10th edition of the tournament on the Oceanico Course will feature a number of Team Europe from the Ryder Cup including the likes of Belgium's Thomas Pieters and the man that won this event last year, Andy Sullivan.

Pieters has been impressive as of late and many are tipping him for success here so he is definitely one to consider when it comes to placing your bets. Another man thought by many to be amongst the contenders is Alex Noren and the Swede claimed his third European tour success of the season at the British Masters at the Grove last time out.

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The winner of the Race To Dubai receives a ten-year European tour exemption and the title of Europe’s number one golfer.

Lee Westwood won the inaugural Race To Dubai in 2009 with season earnings of €4,237,762 and was followed by Martin Kaymer with earnings of €4,461,011 the next year.

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The PGA European Tour was founded in 1972 and up until 1975 a point system was used to decide the Order of Merit, meaning that the player ending the tour with the most earnings wasn’t necessarily Order of Merit leader.

From 1975 onwards earnings were used to determine European Tour leader, which up until 2009 was known as the “Order of Merit”. Then from 2009 onwards the Order of Merit was replaced by the Race To Dubai, although it is still commonly referred to by its original name.

As part of the restructuring in 2009 the Volvo Masters was replaced with the Dubai World Championships as the concluding official money event of the European tour season. The top 60 players in the Race To Dubai earn the right to compete at the lucrative Dubai World Championships then at the end of the season the top 15 players share the bonus pool.

Colin Montgomerie is the most decorated player in European tour history rewarding his Race To Dubai Golf Betting backers on eight separate occasions between 1993 and 2005. Seve Ballesteros dominated the early years by winning three back-to-back titles from 1976 to 1978 before adding another three before 1992.

Race To Dubai Betting Markets

Due to the year-long nature of the competition Race To Dubai betting can be undertaken at almost any time throughout the golf season. Race To Dubai Golf Betting markets are formed prior to the first event of the season and odds are continuously updated dependant upon results and performances throughout the season.

Race To Dubai golf betting markets are quite sparse in their numbers as most of the betting revolves around the winners market – although some bookmakers do offer betting on which players will finish in the top four of the final standings. However, there are of course many golf betting markets available for the 50-plus tournaments throughout the season that make up the Race To Dubai.