The Race to Dubai, spanning 46 tournaments in 29 countries across four continents, is a season-long competition to crown the European Tour’s No 1 player. Celebrating the global connectivity of Dubai and the European Tour, the list of champions since 2009 reads like a who’s who of modern-era greats, including three-time winner Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson with two titles, as well as Tommy Fleetwood, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood. Formerly known as the Order of Merit, points are accumulated based on prize money won, with the top 10 ranked players at the end of the season sharing a $5million Race to Dubai bonus pool.

The Andalucia Valderrama Masters, played at Real Club Valderrama, San Roque, is one of the major tournaments. In 2017 the tournament was hosted by the  Sergio Garcia Foundation who donated all the funds raised at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters to Madrid's Hospital Universitario La Paz to help support a makeover of the children's unit. Fittingly it was Sergio Garcia who walked off with the 2 million Euro prize purse.The Andalucia Valderrama Masters is one of the major tournaments. In 2017 the tournament was hosted by the  Sergio Garcia Foundation who donated all the funds raised at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters to Madrid's Hospital Universitario La Paz to help support a makeover of the children's unit. Fittingly it was Sergio Garcia who walked off with the 2 million Euro prize purse.

In 2018 the tournament will be from Thursday the 18th to Sunday the 21st October.

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