Luke Donald calls for changes on the European Tour ahead of this week's finale in Dubai

Last Updated: 20/11/12 10:20am

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Luke Donald: Rory McIlroy has spoiled seasonal finale with his dominance

Luke Donald: Rory McIlroy has spoiled seasonal finale with his dominance

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Luke Donald admits this week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai has been turned into something of an anti-climax by Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy sealed the European Tour Order of Merit two weeks ago, adding that to the PGA Tour title, and Donald wonders whether officials may consider a change to the system so the seasonal finale always has something more than the £6m prize pool on it.

The world No 2 said: "It's a little bit more of an anti-climax than probably the Tour would want.

"They may want to think about adding a scenario where that doesn't happen and incorporate either a play-off system or some other way to make sure that it does go down to the wire.

"I think that makes it more exciting.

"Last year I felt I had a target on my back so thanks Rory for making my achievement look ordinary. He has made it look pretty easy. His consistency was unmatched by anyone.

"I knew it was always going to be tough to follow up last year, but I've still been successful."

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