Global anticipation for the launch of the Saudi Professional Golf Championship
Elite of the most prominent players will participate in the competitions
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The Saudi Professional Golf Championship will start in February (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Grandmother: Ibrahim Al-Qurashi
The world number 23, the American star Kevin, joined the elite of the top players participating in the three-day tournament in the coastal city of Jeddah, to catch up with the most prominent global names in the game who confirmed their participation in the tournament.
In addition to world number one Dustin Johnson, 13 major golf winners and 29 Royal Cup stars have participated in 90 competitions and won a total of 900 world titles.
The competition of the players participating in the tournament to present their best comes, which makes the third edition of the tournament a strong station in the 2021 European Tour competitions. In comparison to its importance to the stars of the game, who will search for the international ranking points that await them. This confirms the stature and importance of the championship as the strongest event in the game in the Middle East.
Kevin is coming to Saudi Arabia for the first time after playing a number of European Tour competitions over the past decade, and his last appearance was at the Golf Championship in 2015.
And join the list of prominent American players who will flock to the Kingdom, such as world number one Dustin Johnson and the 2020 Masters champion. Prison, US Open champion 2020, Phil Mickelson, five-time major championships winner, Patrick Reed, Masters champion 2018, and Tony Venue, ranked 18 in the world.
“The more I hear about the names of the players participating in the Saudi International Championship, the more important I feel in my presence,” Kevin said. When the world number one participates in a tournament it becomes a very important event, but the strength and efficiency of the stadium in the Kingdom is what attracted me so much to participate. I have not participated in many European tour competitions in recent years, so I am very looking forward to returning to the arena, as well as exploring Saudi Arabia for the first time. American players will have to give their maximum to win one of them and become the second American – after Johnson in 2019 – to win the Saudi International Championship, where they will face European teams that include very strong names such as Rafa Cabrirabello, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Terrell Hatton, Martin Kaymer. , Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Henrikstenson, Lee Westwood, Bernendo Whisperger and Danny Willett, as well as defending champion, Grimm McDowell.
For his part, golf star Bryson confirmed that the length of the Royal Greens golf course and country club gives him an advantage over his world number one competitor Dustin Johnson and allows him to win during the Saudi International Golf Championship.
Deschambeau, the 2020 US Open champion, who is famous for his powerful strikes and for achieving the furthest blow in the history of the tournament, is preparing to go to King Abdullah Economic City to participate for the second time in competitions for the title of the Kingdom’s Championship, which he did not obtain during his participation in 2019 despite scoring points within the limits Sixties through four rounds.
For his part, Majid Al-Sorour, CEO of the Saudi Golf Federation and the Saudi Golf Company, confirmed that the tournament has become a major stage for the world’s top ranked players to compete over, which prompts him to expect remarkable numbers and great competition among the game’s stars, expressing his pride in the assortment of international stars participating in this year’s edition, which confirms the status The tournament and its increasing importance year after year.