Haydn Porteous Makes Late Push for Dubai Slot

7 September 2017, Posted by , , , , , 0

With five tournaments left before the start of the Final Series in the Race to Dubai, South Africa’s Haydn Porteous is trying to beat the clock.

Porteous won the D+D  Czech Masters on Sunday and moved up to 61st in the standings, one spot out of the field.

He trails American Julian Suri, who won the week prior, by just 3,421 points. Making the top 60 and qualifying for the Final Series is a huge accomplishment for any player. Those final four tournaments have a combined $29.5 million in prize money.

Tommy Fleetwood has been the Dubai standings leader for much of the year, with a lead just shy of 1 million points at present. Just four players have surpassed 2 million points for the year so far:  Fleetwood (3.7 million), Sergio Garcia (2.8 million);  Jon Rahm (2.8 million); and Rafa Cabrera Bello (2.1 million).

Rahm is also in the top five in the PGA’s FedEx Cup standings. A four-tournament final series just like the Race to Dubai, the FedEx is halfway done.

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