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Golf’s biggest first prize will be awarded at the European Tour’s season-ending event in Dubai in November.

The winner will net two point five million euros, a massive increase of a million euros on the amount won by England´s Danny Willett last year.

The aim is to encourage more big name players to complete the Race to Dubai.

Last year world number one Justin Rose skipped the tournament at Jumeirah Golf Estates because he had no chance of overhauling Francesco Molinari for the overall Race to Dubai title.

Only two players, Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, still had the opportunity of winning the season-long money list by the time players arrived in the Middle East for the closing event.

The overall prize fund remains at seven million euros, but the field will be cut from 60 to the top 50 on the money list.

The distribution of the prize money will be top loaded to provide the sport’s largest winner’s cheque for an individual tournament.

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