Fleetwood closing in on 'special' Race to Dubai title

Tommy Fleetwood is just six off the lead after a third-round 67

Henrik Stenson has withdrawn from the European Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship because of a nagging rib injury.

It will take one final big effort for the victor to emerge after a tough season, and then the players can put their feet up for a while: this is the last European Tour event of 2017, with just the co-sanctioned Hong Kong Open, Australian PGA Championship, Mauritius Open and Joburg Open to come.

Technically, only three players still have the ability to win the Race to Dubai, with Tommy Fleetwood now commanding the top position over Justin Rose and Masters Champion Sergio Garcia.

"Winning The Race to Dubai is great, but I'm not going to change my whole life for it", Garcia added.

Defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick is in the field this week after he won this tournament a year ago with a birdie at the 72nd hole.

After almost 12 months of hard work and toil - and the occasional slice of top notch golf - the European Tour campaign boils down to its curtain-call event: the DP World Tour Championship from Dubai. Fitzpatrick claimed the biggest title of his career in dramatic fashion in Dubai a year ago. "This is a place I've done well even before my win here last year - I finished fourth in 2015 - so I love the course and all being well I'll have a similar sort of result and end the year on a high". A couple of the fairways are looking better than the last few years.

"Never in a million years would I have expected what I've done this year", said Rahm, who joins the likes of Nick Faldo, Jose Maria Olazabal, Sandy Lyle, Colin Montgomerie,
Garcia and Martin Kaymer in claiming the accolade. It was designed by Greg Norman, who has identified European parkland courses as his inspiration, which is perhaps why the elite-level players have taken to the layout very nicely.

"I don't know how I'll feel this week". It doesn't really bother me.

Garcia's Masters victory is one of his three wins on the 2016-17 European Tour schedule against two each for Fleetwood and Rose.

"I can't control what
other people do". "I'm going to give everything I have, play the best I can, give myself the best opportunity of winning and see where I end up".

Justin Rose is the closest challenger to Tommy Fleetwood this week.

"To be totally honest, I see a two per cent chance of me winning the Race to Dubai". I can live with it. It's going to be a new experience, it's going to be a great experience.



Latest news

HSBC To Pay €300M To Settle French Tax Probe Into Swiss Arm
The settlement was the first in France under a new law passed previous year modeled on US deferred prosecution agreements. It also said that two former directors of HSBC's Swiss private bank remained subject to possible legal action.

Stocks Rating Report: Citigroup Inc. (C), Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC)
Its minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $3.75 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $7.07. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Kinross Gold Corporation by 8.1% during the 1st quarter.

Allegis Investment Advisors LLC Acquires Shares of 9881 Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)
Company has conspicuous measure of stock oscillations; average true range may be heating up this temperature with value of 0.41. Below, we will examine Cisco Systems' earnings trends and how options traders are positioning themselves with the tech stock.

Alliancebernstein LP Marginally Lowers Its Investment in Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) Stock
Gabelli Funds Llc increased Stericycle Inc Com (NASDAQ:SRCL) stake by 65,000 shares to 88,000 valued at $6.72 million in 2017Q2. Advsrs Preferred Ltd Llc holds 899 shares. (NASDAQ: GILD ) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, January 15 by Bank of America.

BB&T Corporation (BBT) Stake Decreased by Comerica Bank
Vaughan David Investments Inc/il reports that it lowered its ownership in BB&T Corp by 0.4% as reported in a filing on 11/13/2017. The stock of BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT) earned "Underperform" rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, October 20.

Other news