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  • 13 May
    The European Tour heads to the UAE for the DP World Tour Championship this week with the Race to Dubai still very much up for grabs.Four players -- Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett,?Alex Noren?and Rory McIlroy -- will stand on the first tee at Jumeirah Golf Estates on Thursday with a chance to finish the week cradling the mammoth order of merit trophy.But what do each of them have to do to make that dream a reality? ESPN takes a look at the permutations.Henrik StensonCurrent rank: 1Race to Dubai points: 4,000,563What he needs to do: The Open champion has his destiny in his own hands, knowing that a top-nine finish in Dubai will effectively secure European bragging rights for the second time in his career. If closest challenger Danny Willett wins the DP World Tour Championship, though, Stenson cannot secure the Race to Dubai. The Swede is comfortable in the emirate, having lived there until 2012, but a horror first-round 77 12 months ago may play on his mind as he walks to the first tee on Thursday.Danny WillettCurrent rank: 2Race to Dubai points: 3,700,888What he needs to do: Willetts form has been patchy since he won the Masters last April, however, the Englishman has a very clear goal heading into the final event of the season. Win the DP World Championship and he will also claim the Race to Dubai, regardless of how Stenson fares. Willetts best finish since the Masters, though, was second at the Italian Open last month. Match that result and the Race to Dubai is his as long as neither Stenson nor Alex Noren win this week.Alex NorenCurrent rank: 3Race to Dubai points: 3,367,126What he needs to do: The form player heading into the final week, having won four of his last 11 European Tour events. Another victory for Noren in the UAE could well see him end the year as the Race to Dubai champion, as long as countryman Stenson isnt runner-up. If Noren finishes second in Dubai then he will finish the year atop the European standings as long as Stenson is outside the top eight and Willett does not win.Rory McIlroyCurrent rank: 4Race to Dubai points: 2,824,149What he needs to do: The world No. 2 is still mathematically in the Race to Dubai, but he will need his stars to align if he is going to land a third successive order of merit crown. In many ways that makes the Ulstermans task simple; he must win. But even then, the DP World Tour Championship title might not be enough. If McIlroy does win at Jumeirah Golf Estates then he will need Stenson to finish outside of the top 45, Willett outside of the top five, and Noren lower than second. Authentic Cheap Jerseys . 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Third-string RB?Troymaine Pope also left Sundays game after sustaining a high ankle sprain.Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals:?Bernard got 12 touches against the Bills, including five on the games final drive, and no injury was announced in-game. But coach Marvin Lewis confirmed on Monday that Bernard tore his ACL. The RB will miss the remainder of the regular season.Cody Kessler, QB, Cleveland Browns:?Kessler suffered a concussion after taking a huge hit from Ryan Shazier and Lawrence Timmons at the end of the third quarter. Officials flagged the Steelers 15 yards for the hit, and Josh McCown replaced the rookie QB in the lineup. 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The CB has battled a hamstring injury this season.Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Bengals:?Kirkpatrick, who snagged an interception last week against the Giants, suffered a knee injury in the second half on Sunday and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.Jimmie Ward?and Eric Reid, DBs, San Francisco 49ers:?Ward left Sundays game midway through the fourth quarter with a concussion. He did not return. Reid left the field on the games final drive, and the team confirmed its initial fears on Monday: The safety will miss the rest of the season with a torn biceps.Brent Grimes, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers:?Grimes left Sundays game in the first quarter with a quad injury and did not return.?He leads the Buccaneers with two interceptions this season.?Alterraun Verner replaced Grimes in the lineup. Verner himself sustained an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.?Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills:?Woods (knee) left the game in the first half after his leg?bent awkwardly underneath him when he was tackled by multiple Bengals defenders following a 13-yard reception.?He remained on the ground for several moments before walking slowly off the field and eventually to the locker room accompanied by medical staff. The team ruled him out, and Woods left the locker room on crutches after the game.Laremy Tunsil, G, Miami Dolphins:?Tunsil injured his shoulder late in the second quarter. The Dolphins never officially ruled their 2016 first-round pick out, but he did not return to the field. Tunsil is the third Dolphins offensive lineman to get hurt in the past week. Albert said hes not ruling out playing this week against the 49ers.Josh Sitton, G, Bears:?Sitton had his right ankle rolled up on in the second half and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.?Taylor Lewan, LT, Tennessee Titans:?Lewan limped off the field late in the fourth quarter against the Colts. The team announced he suffered a left knee injury. Lewan did not return.?Aaron Colvin, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars:?The Jaguars third-year cornerback left the game in the first half to be evaluated for a concussion and was eventually ruled out. ' ' '