terrific european tour season’s ending in dubai

what a special year finds its end in sunny and warm dubai! 2010 is now officially finished and martin kaymer, the sympatic young german, crowns his amazing season with winning the race to dubai and is therefore europe’s best player in 2010.

the tournament in dubai itself was won by the swede robert karlsson, who delivered a perfect tournament and a thrilling and exciting sunday playoff with ian poulter. the englishman looked always ahead during the final round but was extremely unlucky on the second extra hole (the 18th) when his approach to the green was not as good as karlsson’s and when he was further imposed by a harsh penalty of one stroke when his ball marker flipped a bit while setting down his ball. the following putt was for sure not his best but how should it in such circumstances? karlsson scored birdie and took the cheque of 1 million EUR.

but what a pity for poulter. the last weeks had been amazing for the US resident… he’s a funny guy and i’d be happy for him. but robert karlsson is a nice guy too. overall all of my four favourite european players had their roles in this weekend: kaymer, mcdowell, poulter and karlsson… what a season finish!!

the tournament schedule of 2011 is officially been published today, so check out the link and grab your calendars, just like i did some moments ago.

interesting player field in singapore

when autumn is getting too cold to play tournaments on the european continent, all the players are shifting either west- or eastwards to earn some additional money. there are nice temperatures in australia and parts of asia currently and there are some points to earn for money lists too.

so martin kaymer is one of the contestants that is willing to do all he can to crown his year with winning the race to dubai. that would be for sure an amazing year for the german!

after the second round he is tied 16th with only 6 strokes behind. graeme mcdowell, one of his current major rivals in this play, is tied 3rd with only 3 strokes off the lead. but the field is close.

might be an interesting weekend!