‘Race to Dubai’ to start with Shanghai event


LONDON — The European Tour’s new look ‘Race to Dubai’ schedule for 2009 will start next month with the HSBC Champions event in Shanghai.

Some 53 tournaments will be played in 26 destinations before the US$20 million finale, the Dubai World Championship at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai from Nov 19-22, 2009. Five tournaments — the Czech Golf Open, The English Open, the Canal Plus Open, the Volvo World Match Play Championship and The Dubai World Championship – are added to the 2009 schedule on which the New Zealand Open, the BMW Asian Open and the Volvo Masters will not feature.