The DP World Championship in numbers as Race to Dubai comes to finale

Sport360 staff 23:46 14/11/2017
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A general view of the 18th green and grandstand.

The European Tour will come to a conclusion this week at the DP World Championship.

Here, we take a look at the numbers from what promises to be an exciting event of Golf at Jumeirah Golf Estates, as the world’s best golfers go for glory on UAE soil.

70 – Jumeirah Golf Estates’ groundskeepers will be working, under the direction of Mark Tupling, attending to over 7,675 yards of the Earth course.

99 – bunkers on the 72 par course.

100 – students from GEMS Wellington International School will provide scoring support.

200 – chefs preparing to serve over 15,000 meals to players, spectators and tournament staff throughout the week.

253 – DP World Tour Championship volunteers under the leadership of Chief Marshal Jenni Hoskins – 150 UAE residents, 103 international, 173 men, 75 women, 169 returning volunteers, 84 new volunteers and 18 have participated in all 9 tournaments.

500 – tournament staff from the European Tour, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Tour Productions, hostesses and security.

1,490 – rehydration drinks will be drunk by the players during the course of the tournament week.

1,500 – irrigation sprinklers.

Leading the standings: Tommy Fleetwood

Leading the standings: Tommy Fleetwood

1,700 – pieces of fruit where taken from the first and 10th tee by the players and their caddies last year during tournament week.

1,844 – hours of tournament TV coverage shot by 138 TV crew will be beamed into 486 million homes around the world.

31,920 – forks will be used and washed just feeding the officials and players

65,000 – fans expected to attend the tournament, with the Championship Village, 4 grandstands, 7 hospitality chalets, 4 giant TV screens and 11 scoreboards to ensure all spectators have a first-class experience.

$450,000 – will have been raised for tournament charities Friends of Cancer Patients and Special Needs Foundation over the past eight years.

$13m – of prize money from the DP World Tour Championship prize fund ($8m) and a Race to Dubai Bonus Pool ($5m).

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