Sun Sentinel
European Golf Tour
€7,500,000 Dubai World Championship Field
Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth Course)
Par 72 - 7675 Yards
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dec 8 - Dec 11, 2011
 
Felipe Aguilar
Thomas Aiken
Fredrik Andersson Hed
Thomas Bjorn
Gregory Bourdy
Rafael Cabrera-Bello
Paul Casey
Darren Clarke
George Coetzee
Nicolas Colsaerts
Rhys Davies
Luke Donald
Jamie Donaldson
Simon Dyson
Johan Edfors
Ernie Els
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
Ross Fisher
Mark Foster
Lorenzo Gagli
Sergio Garcia
Retief Goosen
Anders Hansen
Peter Hanson
Gregory Havret
Michael Hoey
David Horsey
Raphael Jacquelin
Scott Jamieson
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Robert Karlsson *
Martin Kaymer
Pablo Larrazabal
Paul Lawrie
Peter Lawrie
Thomas Levet
Shane Lowry
Joost Luiten
David Lynn
Matteo Manassero
Graeme McDowell
Rory McIlroy
Edoardo Molinari
Francesco Molinari
James Morrison
Christian Nilsson
Alexander Noren
Thorbjorn Olesen
Louis Oosthuizen
Hennie Otto
Ian Poulter
Alvaro Quiros
Richie Ramsay
Robert Rock
Charl Schwartzel
Jaco Van Zyl
Lee Westwood
Y.E. Yang
* - Defending Champion
 
NOTES
The 2011 European Tour campaign, which actually began in December of 2010, comes to an end this week. The season-long Race to Dubai concludes as world No. 1 Luke Donald tries to do something that has never been done before in professional golf - win the money title on both the PGA Tour and European Tour. After Donald secured the PGA Tour money championship with a win in Disney World, he seemed to be comfortably ahead on the European Tour race. Things changed last week. When Rory McIlroy came from behind to win the Hong Kong Open on Sunday, he closed the gap. It will still take a minor miracle for McIlroy to get past Donald, the margin is 789,788 euros. If McIlroy wins the Dubai World Championship, Donald would need to finish in the top eight to secure his victory in the Race to Dubai. The top-60 players on the Order of Merit gained entry into this championship. The winner of the Race to Dubai gets an additional $1.5 million for his trouble. The top 15 actually split a large bonus pool. This is the third year of the Dubai World Championship. Lee Westwood won in 2009 and Robert Karlsson walked off with the victory one year ago. Westwood parlayed that into a Race to Dubai title, but Karlsson did not. Martin Kaymer won that honor last season. Golf Channel has all four rounds. This is the final event on the European Tour for 2011.