For the 2017 season, the European Tour created what is called the Rolex Series – a grouping eight high-profile events in a season-long series, culminating with three consecutive contests to anoint the Race to Dubai winner.
These elite events offer larger purses and are contested at the Tour’s more historical venues and iconic destinations. To promote the importance of the series, the winner’s caddie wears a gold bib at all Rolex events, signifying that the player is a reigning Series tournament champion.
To date, there have been six gold bibs handed out, and four of them are in the field at Gary Player Country Club.
ROLEX SERIES WINNERS
BMW PGA Championship – Alex Noren
French Open – Tommy Fleetwod
Irish Open – Jon Rahm*
Scottish Open – Rafa Cabrera Bello
Italian Open – Tyrrell Hatton
Turkish Airlines Open – Justin Rose*
Nedbank Golf Challenge – TBD
DP World Tour Championship, Dubai – TBD
(Swipe left to view all four photo.s) *Not in field.