Race to Dubai 2013 Standings: Final Rankings and Prize Money Earnings

Ryan DavenportContributor INovember 17, 2013

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 17:  George O'Grady, Chief Executive of the European Tour and Henrik Stenson of Sweden pose with the Race to Dubai and the DP World Championship Trophies after the final round of the 2013 DP World Championship on the Earth Course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 17, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
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The Race to Dubai came to an exciting conclusion earlier today, as Henrik Stenson ran away with the title in record-breaking fashion.

On the fourth day of the tournament, the Swedish star posted an incredible 64 for the second time in three rounds, finishing six shots ahead of the pack at 25 under overall at the DP World Tour Championship.

Stenson's win was one for the history books, as he became the first man to win both the FedEx Cup and the World Tour Championship, in addition to the Race to Dubai crown he'd all but locked up before the weekend even began.

Heading into the anticipated showdown in Dubai, Stenson could have won the Race to Dubai without earning a single European Tour victory this season, which is a true indication of how consistently competitive the 37-year-old has been in 2013.

Just behind Stenson in the final Race to Dubai rankings were Ian Poulter, who also finished second at the tournament in Dubai, as well as Justin Rose, who was within striking distance of catching the Swede heading into the World Tour Championship.

After the fourth and final event, here's a look at the rankings:

Final Race to Dubai Rankings
RankGolferNationalityPoints
1Henrik StensonSWE4,103,796
2Ian PoulterENG3,172,729
3Justin RoseENG2,665,376
4Graeme McDowellNI2,420,306
5Jamie DonaldsonWAL2,181,113
6Victor DubuissonFRA2,031,675
7Gonzalo F'dez-CastanoSPA1,767,156
8Richard SterneSA1,687,014
9Thongchai JaideeTHA1,585,521
10Thomas BjornDEN1,546,736
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Stenson's lead heading into the final tournament was sizable, at over 200,00 points over second-place Rose, but he never took his foot off the gas in Dubai and entered the final round with a one-shot lead on the field. 

One man who has to be happy with his performance is Victor Dubuisson, who has played two fantastic weekends of golf. 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 17:  Henrik Stenson of Sweden plays his second shot to the 18th hole during the final round of the 2013 DP World Championship on the Earth Course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 17, 2013 in Dubai, United Ara
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After emerging victorious at the Turkish Airlines Open a week ago, the Frenchman remained in the thick of things in Dubai and finished third, leaving him at No. 6 in the overall standings. 

Of course, the $8 million purse was a major incentive for everyone in the field, and here's a look at the winnings from the World Tour Championship:

DP World Tour Championship Prize Money
RankGolferWinnings
1Henrik Stenson€ 985476
2Ian Poulter€ 657008
3Victor Dubuisson€ 384345
4Joost Luiten€ 295650
5Luke Donald€ 200106
5Rory McIlroy€ 200106
5Lee Westwood€ 200106
8Jamie Donaldson€ 153738
8Miguel Angel Jimenez€ 153738
10Peter Hanson€ 130086
10Justin Rose€ 130086
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For Rose, it was a disappointing end to what has been an otherwise very impressive campaign, as the reigning U.S. Open champion seemed poised to push Stenson to the brink in Dubai. 

Unfortunately, he just wasn't able to keep up with the Swede and ended up 12 back of the leader, settling for 10th in the tournament standings. 

Though he wasn't really within distance of Stenson heading into Day 4, his final round score of 70 all but ended any hopes Rose had of catching him. 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 17:  Henrik Stenson of Sweden is congratulated by Ian Poulter of England after winning the DP World Tour Championship and the Race To Dubai at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Gol
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Rory McIlroy put together an impressive tournament, finishing with a very respectable 15 under, but the overwhelmingly dominant display put forth by Stenson extinguished any chance of an upset. 

In the end, this was Stenson's year, as he emerged victorious on both the PGA and European Tours, and if his 2013 campaign was any indication of what's to come, he'll enter next season as the man to beat. 

Stenson came very close to winning his first major earlier this year, as he finished second at the British Open and third at the PGA Championship, but capturing both tour championships certainly won't be a bad consolation prize.