In the Jack Nicklaus autobiography “My Story,” the Golden Bear writes, “When you’re in contention, pressure mounts in direct ratio to the number of holes remaining to win or lose.”
Consider the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. Forty-eight tournaments in 27 countries add up to 3,456 holes. Chances are it will come down to how the winner navigates the final three, as the finish line looms this Sunday at the DP World Tour Championship.
They are: a monster par 4 with a bunker in the dead middle of the fairway, a par 3 to an island green and a par 5 with a creek bisecting the entire fairway lengthwise. Thanks for this diabolical layout are owed to that other anthropomorphic legend, Greg (The Shark) Norman, who designed the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Luckily, you can get a clear look at these three holes in this drone flyover produced by intrepid Golf Digest Middle East editor, Robbie Greenfield. Feel free to forward to points leader Rory McIlroy and the six other guys who can win.