The 2018 DP World Tour Championship is the final event on the European Tour calendar and it is where the Race to Dubai champion will be crowned.

Here’s the lowdown on the tournament.

A brief history

The tournament was first held in 2009 when the old Order of Merit format was replaced by the Race to Dubai. The Tour Championship replaced the Volvo Masters as the season ending tournament.

The top 60 in the standings go head to head for the Race to Dubai bonus. The current prize purse for the tournament is $8 million but it was originally meant to be $10 million.

Did you know…

Henrik Stenson holds the record for the lowest aggregate score and lowest score to par. He recorded an aggregate score of 263 (-25) on his way to winning the 2013 Tour Championship.

Rory McIlroy and Stenson are the only players to have won the tournament twice. McIlroy in 2012 and 2015 while Stenson went back to back and won in 2013 and 2014.

Where is the 2018 DP World Tour Championship?

The 2018 DP World Tour Championship will be held on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. The tournament has been held there since it’s inaugural tournament in 2009.

When is the 2018 DP World Tour Championship?

This years tournament will be held between 15th and 18th November.

Who is the defending champion?

Rookie of the Year Jon Rahm won the 2017 tournament with a score of 19 under par, beating Shane Lowry and Kiradech Aphibarnrat by a single stroke.

England’s Tommy Fleetwood won the Race to Dubai ahead of Justin Rose.