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The 2023 DP World Tour season, Race to Dubai in Partnership with Rolex begins this week Image Credit: Supplied

It was only two days ago, (Sunday) that the DP World Tour concluded their 2022 season at the DP World Tour Championship. But in just two days time (Thursday) they will kick off their 2023 re named season, Race to Dubai in Partnership with Rolex with two events, the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship & the Joburg Open.

Royal Queensland Golf Club in Brisbane the host for the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship. Prize pool of AUD 2,000,000 and where last seasons DP World Tour Rankings number two Ryan Fox is kicking off his season along with a host of top Australian players including Cameron Smith, Adam Scott and Min Woo Lee. Also, Dubai based Adrian Meronk has travelled 'down under' to begin his 2023 campaign.

Playing alongside them on the DP World Tour, albeit over 10,000 kilometers away in Johannesburg, South Africa is the Joburg Open. ZAR 17,500,000 on offer at Houghton Golf Club where the event makes a return for the first time since 2018.

Strong South African contingent, headlined by Thriston Lawrence after his stella previous season where he picked up two wins on the DP World Tour. Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Brandon Stone, Oliver Bekker, and recent Challenge Tour graduate JC Ritchie, all hoping to get their hands on the trophy come Sunday afternoon.

This week sees the 33rd and final event of the the Ladies European Tour (LET) calendar take place with the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España. The prestigious event boasts a prize fund of €650,000 with the top 64 players on the 2022 Race to Costa del Sol competing alongside 11 invites.

Alferini Golf, which is situated near Benahavis, plays host to the 72 hole stroke play tournament which will see the final LET champion of 2022 crowned.

The season-long battle at the top of the Race to Costa del Sol has reached its climax with Swedish duo Linn Grant and Maja Stark going head-to-head to claim the top prize. While there is also a battle for third place, as the top three in the rankings receive a bonus, with players from eighth up to third vying for that final spot.

And if that wasn’t enough the top 10 players on the LET’s Race to Costa del Sol at the conclusion of the event will also be exempt through to the Final Stage of LPGA Q-Series, should they wish to take up their place.

DP World Tour
Joburg Open
Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th November
Venue: Houghton GC, Johannesburg, South Africa
Purse: ZAR 17,500,000

DP World Tour
Fortinet Australian PGA Championship
Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th November
Venue: Royal Queensland GC, Brisbane, Australia
Purse: AUD 2,000,000

Ladies European Tour
Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open De Espana
Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th November
Venue: Alferini Golf, Benahavis, Spain
Purse: €650,000

Asian Tour
Bangabandhu Cup Golf Bangladesh Open
Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th November
Venue: Kurmitola Golf Club
Purse: $400,000

Asian Development Tour
PKNS Selangor Masters
Wednesday 23rd - Saturday 26th November
Venue: Kelab Golf Seri Selangor
Purse: $150,000