Keeping Score

5 head to Dubai with shot at European Tour's top prize

Austria's Bernd Wiesberger controls own destiny, but Fleetwood, Rahm, Lowry, Fitzpatrick aren't out of Race to Dubai title

5: Number of players with a shot at winning the European Tour’s season-long Race to Dubai entering this week’s $8 million DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, the final event of the 2018-19 season, according to a tour analysis. Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger, who leads the season standings, controls his destiny. No. 2 Tommy Fleetwood of England, No. 3 Jon Rahm of Spain, No. 4 Shane Lowry of Ireland and No. 5 Matthew Fitzpatrick of England also can win the title, with some help. Play begins Thursday in the eighth event of the added-value Rolex Series.

10: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for England’s Tommy Fleetwood, who won the European Tour’s Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday. Fleetwood, 28, one of the heroes of Europe’s 2018 victory against the U.S., claimed his fifth career title and first in 22 months. He was ranked as high as ninth in the world late last year after four consecutive top-10 finishes on the European Tour.

60: Number of players who will be competing this week in the LPGA’s season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla. The top players in the Race to the CME Globe standings will compete at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., beginning Thursday. The $1.5 million first prize from the $5 million purse will be the richest in women’s golf.

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