Five Notable Absences from the DP World Tour Championship Grand Finale



by SEAD DEDOVIC

Five Notable Absences from the DP World Tour Championship Grand Finale
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After the event in South Africa (Nedbank Golf Challenge) is over, eyes are already on the DP World Tour Championship. Many expect excitement and spectacle at the UAE competition. The Top 50 in the Race to Dubai will provide the final.

However, some fans are not happy, considering that some of the popular names will not be part of the DP World Tour Championship.

Aaron Rai

The Englishman narrowly missed the Tour Championship by finishing tied for 10th in South Africa, falling short by just two places and 6.5 qualification points.

Aaron Rai has the right to be disappointed, but it is certain that this will be his motivation to change things in the future.


Justin Rose

The European Ryder Cup hero, Rose, won't be participating in the Dubai event after finishing tied for 51st in South Africa.

His 91st position in the standings made it unlikely for him to qualify for the final event. The Englishman is still someone from whom we can expect great things.

Ludwig Aberg

Despite winning the Omega European Masters in September, the Ryder Cup hero didn't accumulate enough points to qualify for the DP World Tour Championship, having played in only five DP World Tour events since turning professional in June.

Aberg is a golfer who has been talked about a lot lately. According to many, his talent and quality are enough to make him number 1 in the future. Let's see.

Danny Willett

Former Masters winner Willett, struggling with injuries throughout 2023, has been sidelined since September, making him the fifth player to miss the DP World Tour Championship, despite being a former winner in Dubai.

Injuries are a huge problem for every athlete, including him.


Alex Noren

Despite solid form on the PGA Tour, where he led into the final round of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, Noren misses out on the DP World Tour Championship, even though he finished as the runner-up in the tournament last season. The Swede could certainly have done more.

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