Sten­son keeps hold of top spot in the Race to Dubai

7 Days in Dubai - - SPORT -

Hen­rik Sten­son will head to the DP World Tour Cham­pi­onship as the Race to Dubai leader after fin­ish­ing eighth at the Ned­bank Golf Chal­lenge. The cur­rent Open cham­pion went into the penul­ti­mate tour­na­ment of the sea­son know­ing that vic­tory in South Africa could have seen him wrap up the Race to Dubai ti­tle. How­ever, the Swede was never in con­tention for the ti­tle and will now hope to se­cure his place as Europe’s No. 1 at Jumeirah Golf Es­tates next week­end. Sten­son is 290,239 points clear of Wil­lett, who fin­ished tied for 11th in South Africa, and will be the firm favourite to win the Race to Dubai ti­tle for a sec­ond time. Sten­son has twice be­fore won the DP World Tour Cham­pi­onship and will be look­ing for a hat-trick to wrap up a mem­o­rable sea­son. Mean­while, Rory McIl­roy (left) dropped down to fourth place in the rank­ings after choos­ing to miss the Fi­nals Se­ries events in Tur­key and South Africa. The four-time ma­jor cham­pion was over­taken by Alex Noren thanks to his stun­ning vic­tory in Sun City.

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