13th Nov 2017 | DP World Tour Championship
DP World Tour Championship Trends
We examine the winning trends for the European Tour’s season finale in Dubai.
The Race to Dubai concludes this weekend bringing the curtain down on the 2016 European Tour season. The Earth course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates measures a testing 7,675 yards, giving long hitters an edge, something both Rory McIlroy and Alvaro Quiros have exploited in recent last years.
With seven years of form to go on, let us look at the trends of past winners.
Top-60 in driving distance
Seven of the last eight winners in Dubai ranked inside the top-60 on tour for driving distance. Alvaro Quiros was the longest on tour when victorious in 2012.
Top-60 in scoring average
As you would expect from a tournament comprising the best in Europe, the last eight winners all ranked inside the top-60 on tour for scoring average.
Top-60 for GIRs
The average winning score over the last six years has been 20-under. To succeed you need to create and take the birdie opportunities on offer.
Top-60 on tour in putts per GIR
Just bombing the golf ball won’t win you the tournament, you still need to make some putts. Seven of the last eight winners ranked inside the top-60 on tour in putts per GIR.
Players that fit three out of four trends: