PGA European Tour golf highlights for November 2017
Past form on the PGA European tour
Ever since this epic golfing competition teed off in Australia late last year, it’s provided golfing fans with plenty of drama. From Jordan Spieth’s stunning win at The Open in July, to Justin Thomas’ incredible performance at the PGA Championship, it’s been another vintage year for this much-loved golf tournament.
But a quick look at the leaderboard shows that it is still Sergio Garcia who is racing ahead of the field. So let’s see whether the Spaniard can consolidate on his Masters Tournament win in the three remaining tournaments in the Race to Dubai.
Favourites to win the Turkish Airlines Open in Turkey
The stunning location of Antalya provides a great opportunity for Garcia to strengthen his lead when the Turkish Airlines Open takes place on 5 November. Last year saw the young Danish star, Thorbjørn Olesen, manage to shock the golfing world with a surprise victory. But this year it will see Olympics stars like Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson competing for the $7 million prize money.
Whilst heavy-hitters like the English ace, Daniel Brooks, will be high on the leaderboard, it’s worth considering how promising Turkish golfers like Ali Altuntaş could perform well in front of a home crowd and provide a real upset.
Contenders for the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa
Once the golfing stars have played in Turkey, they have just one week to recover before they jet off to South Africa to compete in the Nedbank Golf Challenge on 12 November. This epic tournament takes place at the prestigious Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, and all eyes will be on the Swedish star Alexander Norén to see if he can repeat last year’s stunning victory.
Norén was in commanding form on the tour earlier this year where he picked up the BMW PGA Championship trophy and earned himself the European Tour Golfer of the Month award for May. But with strong South African players like Louis Oosthuizen and Brandon Stone playing on home turf, it’s impossible to predict how this will play out.
All to play for at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai in UAE
However, it’s the final golfing showdown in Dubai on 19 November that will provide the real fireworks. This wonderful golf course has seen the likes of Rory McIlroy performing at their peak of their abilities, and last year saw the young English star, Matthew Fitzpatrick delivering an epic victory.
But despite all of the speculation, it has to be Sergio Garcia who can give us a winning bet and claim his title as the world’s greatest golfer in this thrilling conclusion to the PGA European tour.