The Race to Dubai concludes this weekend at the season-ending Dubai World Championship with World No. 1 Luke Donald poised to make history by becoming the only player to ever capture the money list title on both the US and European PGA Tours. The only scenario where Donald does not complete this historic feat is if Rory McIlroy wins and Donald to finish outside of the top nine.
“I think it’s important for me for this event that it’s not an anticlimax that I’m not the only one that has a chance. It’s focused my attention to do what I do, and go up there and try and compete and win this event. I’ve got to try not to worry about Rory. Fortunately, I’ve almost got 58 other people on my side, if any one of those win, they are doing me a favour. But again my mindset is really to go out there and try to win the event and take care of business that way,” said Donald.
There have only been two players in history to win the money title on both tours – Gary Player and Greg Norman. Player won the US PGA Tour Money List in 1961 and was the leading money winner on the European PGA Tour in 1971. Norman captured three US titles in 1986, 1990 and 1995 and the European Tour Order of Merit in 1982.
“I am pulling for Luke. Winning the Order of Merit and the Money List title in one year would be quite an accomplishment. Luke has had to travel extensively and play well every week. I can tell you from personal experience that it is not an easy thing to do,” said Gary Player.