DP World Tour Championship: Final Round



Morning all, welcome to the coverage of the Final Round of the DP World Tour Championship or whatever they are calling it this year. Possibly the tournament with the highest ratio of cash to interest, assuming you take the prize money and divide it by the audience. @dralanwilson here to take you through the opening stages ...

In case you missed it, here are the highlights from yesterday. While you're reading that, I'll grab some breakfast.

Leaders are out and Stenson and McIlroy are the early movers. Fitzpatrick top of the board after 4.

Odds are in favour of Henrik trousering the cash.

Commercial break. Just before that VD (Victor Dub) and NS (Nicolas Colsaerts) both smacked irons down the middle of the shortish par 4 5th. Currently playing 16th easiest. VD had rolled in a nice par save 5 footer on 4.

Radar is talking us through the 8th, a tricky one it seems. Stenson meanwhile fires in another great iron close on 11. Leader MF (Matthew Fitz) overheats his iron a bit, but still a chance. No idea which hole, 4 I'm assuming. VD safely aboard 5. NS also on but not threatening the pin at all.

Westie on 6 - great line, but half a club short. He's getting into a groove, more like the Lee I saw winning this in 2009. Hatton with an even better shot - right at it.

Here's VD for his birdie - decent effort, but not near the hole , so the slow start continues for him. Rory drops a shot up ahead , his pitch from the rough just snuggles up to the hole but not in. He's made a horlicks of that hole for sure. Stenson just fails to convert his very makeable birdie.

Over on 5, everyone tidies up for pars. On 6, LW (Lee Westwood) for birdie. Not bad , but always missing right. BW (Bernd Wiesberger) almost holes out for eagle on 7. Tap in birdie.

Hatton now - bangs it straight in the middle on 6. Top of the board along with MF. Been a great year for TH - according to Mark Roe yesterday, Hatton's made more this year than Roe did in his entire career. Maybe that says more about Roe's career than it does about the remuneration available today.