Peter Uihlein finished the Turkish Airlines Open in strong fashion Sunday finishing T-6th at -16/272 with Rory McIlroy.
Uihlein continued his consistent play carding a final round -4/68 to remain on the first page of this year’s Turkish Airlines leaderboard earning $222,294.48 for his efforts in the first of four events that make up the Final Series in the Race to Dubai.
Similar to our FedEx Cup Playoffs, the European Tour’s Final Series – Race to Dubai is made up of 4 events including the $7m Turkish Airlines Open in Turkey, $8.5m WGC-HSBC Champions and $7m BMW Masters in China and the finale in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the $8m DP World Tour Championship. The first three events feature the top 78 players with the top 60 players, post BMW Masters advancing to the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai November 19th. There are 8,000,000 points up for grabs in each event with 1,333,330 points awarded to the winner of each tournament.
Victor Dubuisson won his second European PGA Tour event outlasting South African Jaco Van Zyl. Winning by single shot, Dubuisson’s final round -6/66 included a double bogy and eagle. His winning score of -22/266 was worth $1,834,271 US.
The European PGA Tour does not appear to have a point reshuffle like the FedEx Cup Playoffs going into the Final Series. Bonus points are distributed at the conclusion of the championship in Dubai among the top 15 qualified players.
Rory McIlroy is atop the Race to Dubai standings with 3,268,695 points going into the Final Series. Dubuisson is ranked 7th with 1,908,858 points and TNE’s Uihlein sits in 48th with 660,161 points heading into the WGC-HSBC Champions November 5th in Shanghai, China.
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