When are McIlroy, Molinari, Fleetwood playing?

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I would have never guessed that I would be here in this position if you told me in April or May this year, but it's been an incredible summer, topped by an unbelievable Ryder Cup. "It is right at the very minimum at the moment and the European Tour don't feel that four is huge task to meet".

Genevieve D'Souza, Manager Sponsorship, Events and Visual Services for Emirates Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand, said: "The DP World Tour Championship is a world-class gathering that provides a platform for golfers who have set their sights on being at the top of their game, with names like Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood who are a testament to that".

Rory McIlroy has revealed that he may jeopardise his chances of becoming a Europe Ryder Cup captain or vice-captain by giving up his membership of the European Tour next season.

With such a dazzling array of talent on display, the 10th anniversary edition of the Race to Dubai's grand finale event promises to be a truly captivating occasion. 'The way the schedule has worked for next year, it is going to be different for a lot of guys. Wentworth is going to be in September, the Italian Open and a lot of the big events are going to be post the PGA Tour season so they are not going up against the American season, so they are going to be biggest events and strongest events in the world that week which is a good thing.

The Omega European Masters is one of the two "pure" European Tour events McIlroy will play before the end of August.

"Right now that is all sort of up in the air, but if it were to be that I don't fulfil my membership next year, it's not a Ryder Cup year so it's not the end of the world".

"I am starting my year off in the States (Tournament of Champions in January) and that will be the big focus of mine up until the end of August, and then we will assess it from there".

European Tour players must compete in four "regular" European Tour events outside the majors and WGCs to fulfil membership requirements. However, the Englishman needs to win this DP World Tour Championship and for Molinari to finish worse than in a two-way tie for fifth. "It's just a matter of doing it when I need to do it most".

At 4 under, Molinari is now tied for fifth among the 60-man field, and should he finish the week inside the top 5 he would clinch the Race to Dubai crown regardless of Fleetwood's performance.

"Since May it's all been going very fast and very quickly and so many things happening one after the other, that I haven't had time really to sit down and think through what's happened in the last few months. I think all of a sudden it's came down to just us two that can win it, and those are the only two scenarios", said Fleetwood on Tuesday.

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