Turkish Airlines Open Preview
TURKISH AIRLINES OPEN
With three events left on the European Tour, the Race to Dubai is heating up.
After Rory McIlroy’s win at the WGC-HSBC Champions he has vaulted himself inside the top five of the R2D and will surely want to round off a very fruitful year by being crowned Europe's number one golfer at the season finale in two weeks’ time.
Having hosted the first three Turkish Airlines opens, this year it returns to The Montgomerie Maxx Royal and will play host to the top 70 eligible players on the Race to Dubai. There is no cut at this event, so all that play has the best chance of ending the event within the top 60 of the R2D and thus getting an invitation to the following weeks event.
TIPS FOR THE WEEK
FROM TEAM TG
Bernd Weisberger: Has already tucked two Rolex Series wins away this season and tops the R2D, another good week here and he is one step closer to being European Number One.
Justin Rose: Has a fantastic record at this event, with two wins and a third-place finish in the last three years.
Danny Willett: He’s had a fantastic return to form this season, won the BMW PGA Championship and looks back to his best.
Paul Waring: Finished in a tie for eighth at the WGC-HSBC Champions last week and is 20th in the R2D, he is enjoying his best season on tour and is not far away from winning a big event.