x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Playing your best game can be pure fantasy

The European Tour have launched a new fantasy golf game to coincide with their Order of Merit becoming the Race to Dubai.

The European Tour have launched a new fantasy golf game to coincide with their Order of Merit becoming the Race to Dubai on Thursday when the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai kicks off the new new calendar. The game is part of the Tour's build-up to conclude next season's Tour with the US$10m (Dh36.7m) Dubai World Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Nov2009. Golf enthusiasts are being asked to select their own fantasy teams of the 15 players they believe will accumulate the highest aggregate earnings over the next season.

The prize for the entrant whose players win the most money at Tour events over the next 12 months will win a five-star holiday in Dubai, as well as the chance to play golf at Jumeirah Golf Estates. There will also be a set of Titleist irons and a bag to carry them around in for the winner. Others who finish in the top five will all get a set of irons and a bag while entrants finishing in sixth to 10th place will each receive a new driver.

Entrants have until Wednesday to register with the Euroean Tour, picking their team of 15 which can be changed at any stage throughout the year on the proviso that money won by the substituted player is forfeited. wjohnson@thenational.ae