Emirates News Agency – Organizational preparations for the Abu Dhabi “HSBC” Golf Championship are complete


ABU DHABI, January 19, (WAM) – The Abu Dhabi Sports Council announced the completion of the organizational preparations for the launch of the Abu Dhabi “HSBC” Golf Championship, which is continuing its successful course as one of the most important international sporting events.

The championship has been held in Abu Dhabi since 2006 until the sixteenth edition of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club from January 21 to January 24, as one of the first stops of the four Rolex series as part of the European tour agenda for the premium category.

This sporting event is organized over a period of four days in accordance with the highest safety standards, precautionary measures, and preventive measures in accordance with the protocol followed for the return and resumption of sporting activities and events in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi Sports Council, which oversees the organization of the championship annually, is keen to continue its ambitious plans to attract the most important international sporting events in order to establish the leadership position of the capital Abu Dhabi as one of the most important international sports destinations.

The tournament has been organized since 2006, under the supervision of arbitration from the European Round of Golf, and it is played in a way of playing: 72 holes divided into 4 rounds according to the stroke rate system, and after 36 holes, only the first 65 players and those who tied with them in the average strokes qualify.

On the other hand, the Abu Dhabi “HSBC” Golf Championship represents an international media value for all stations, television channels, digital platforms, and audio-print media, in light of the prestigious reputation it enjoys at the level of international golf tournaments, as media stations prepare to provide exceptional coverage commensurate with the stature of the tournament. And the global resonances that it establishes every year, with the great participation of international stars.

The tournament’s television broadcasts reach more than 490 million homes, covering more than 150 countries around the world every week, resulting in more than 2,200 global broadcast hours. These numbers represent the value of the great outputs that the tournament embodies each year and its successful exemplary partnership with the capital, Abu Dhabi.

The world’s elite golf stars will participate in the world championship, among the first stops of the Rolex series in the race season to Dubai 2021, where the championship will witness the participation of the champion of the last edition, Lee Westwood, and the participation of the tenth in the world, Terrell Hatton, and the champion of the DP World Championship 2020 Matt Fitzpatrick, as well as the cup champions Ryder Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter, Thomas Bjorn, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Martin Kaymer, Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose, Henrik Stinson and Danny Willett, as they announced the challenge in the prestigious tournament, in order to resume the list of European points of the players targeted to qualify for the tournament Ryder Cup in Wisconsin.

His Excellency Mohamed Thani Al Rumaithi, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “With the approaching launch of the Abu Dhabi“ HSBC ”Golf Championship, we welcome the gathering of delegations and players participating in the sixteenth edition, which witnesses the participation of the elite of international stars, to reflect our vision and our keenness to continue providing the best sporting events. And consolidating Abu Dhabi’s position and leadership as a highly distinguished global sporting destination. ”

He added: “This championship represents a global sports platform in terms of the strength of competitions, as it is the start of the famous Rolex series rounds for the new season within the European Tour for the Excellent Category, praising the follow-up and directives of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation. Abu Dhabi Sports Council and its great role that effectively translates sports development plans with more developmental achievements for the global sports capital Abu Dhabi.

He pointed out that organizing the championship in light of the current stage conditions reflects the great potential that Abu Dhabi enjoys and its ability to host and host the most important international sporting events, in light of the application of the highest safety standards, preventive measures and precautionary measures that ensure the safety of all participants, thanks to its optimal handling at the current stage. And the assets that it possesses and its ability to top global indicators in various fields.

He noted that the championship consolidates a distinguished model partnership, and its hosting reflects the great commitment of Abu Dhabi towards the international sports community, and the continuous support for plans to attract the most important international sporting events, in a way that supports and enhances sports interaction in Abu Dhabi society, and establishes the capital’s position as one of the leading global destinations.

For his part, His Excellency Mohamed Ibrahim Al Mahmoud, Second Vice President of the Olympic Committee, member of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, affirmed that organizing the tournament for the sixteenth year in a row reflects the fruitful partnerships and the great successes it has achieved in attracting and attracting the world’s elite players, especially as the event represents a distinct start to global events. Adopted in the 2021 sports agenda amid high-quality preventive measures and measures.

Al-Mahmoud pointed out that the Abu Dhabi “HSBC” Golf Championship is being held under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his continuous support for the plan to host international sporting events, to continue its pioneering drive in achieving important successes and economic, tourism, community and sports returns for the capital Abu Dhabi, expressing his pride. The global position of the Abu Dhabi “HSBC” Championship, especially as it witnesses the participation of the world’s top ranked players, confirming the prominent presence of Abu Dhabi and its leadership in organizing and hosting elite international sporting events.


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