You Oughta Know: DP World Tour Championship


It all comes down to one last round for the European Tour hardware. Here is what You Oughta Know heading into the final round of the DP World Tour Championship, where Andy Sullivan leads but Rory McIlroy sits in prime position for the season-long prize:

- At 16 under, Sullivan holds a one-shot lead heading into the final round. After entering the year without a victory, the Englishman is now in position to claim his fourth win of the year.

- Sullivan is looking for his second wire-to-wire victory in the last six weeks, having pulled off the feat last month en route to a nine-shot win at the Portugal Masters.

- After a third-round 65, McIlroy sits one shot off the pace. He is in search of his third European Tour win of the year on a course where he won in 2012.

- McIlroy is four shots clear of Danny Willett, his closest competitor in the Race to Dubai. If McIlroy finishes ahead of Willett this week, he will likely claim the season-long title despite making only 12 starts this year because of injury.

- Justin Rose entered the week third in the season-long standings and was ahead of McIlroy through two rounds, but his chances were ended by a 6-over 78 in the third round.

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- Should he remain ahead of Willett, McIlroy would become the first player to successfully defend a Race to Dubai title.

- Patrick Reed continues his strong play abroad and is alone in third place. Since the Presidents Cup, Reed has logged four straight top-10 finishes in Asia, highlighted by a playoff loss last week at the BMW Masters.

- Emiliano Grillo is tied for fourth, four shots behind Sullivan. The Argentine is looking to win on his third different tour in the last two months, having captured both the Tour Championship and the PGA Tour's Open in October.

- Grillo is tied with Byeong-Hun An, who carded a third-round 66. An earned his maiden win at the BMW PGA Championship and remains locked in a tight race for Rookie of the Year honors along with Anirban Lahiri and Matthew Fitzpatrick.

- Fitzpatrick himself is in the mix, sitting in a tie for sixth at 11 under as he looks for what would be his 10th top-10 finish of the year, which includes a win at the British Masters.

- Henrik Stenson has won this event each of the last two years, but he won't make it three in a row. The Swede never rebounded from an opening 77 and is T-56 among the 60-man field.