At the DP World Tour Championship, There’s Also a Battle Off the Course

The lead-up to the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, last year could not have been more different than what it is this week. And one indication is what the tour itself is saying — and not saying — about the upstart but well-financed LIV Golf league.

The interest last year in one of the signature events on the DP World Tour, then still known as the European Tour, was high for all the right reasons: the battle for the season-long Race to Dubai competition, an honor formerly known as the Order of Merit, was set