Next month’s Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour has received some added star power with the additions of Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia to the line-up.
The duo join fellow European Ryder Cup stars Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Tyrrell Hatton and Thorbjorn Olesen, all of whom have already confirmed their participation at the longstanding event which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019.
30 years of Ryder Cup heroes confirmed for the 30th edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, including @TommyFleetwood1 and @TheSergioGarcia! ⛳️ 🔥
24-27 January, 2019 at @EmiratesGC
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Europe’s winning captain Thomas Bjorn is also in the field, joined by his resurgent vice-captain Lee Westwood, a winner at the Nedbank Golf Challenge last month.
Europe’s victorious captain at Celtic Manor in 2010, Colin Montgomerie, will also compete for the title, and tournament director David Spencer is delighted with the field they’ve managed to assemble.
“We are looking forward to ensuring that our 30th edition continues to enhance Dubai’s growing reputation as a world-class golfing destination,” said Spencer.
“The players love our tournament because they get to spend time in our dynamic and vibrant city. No doubt when the winner’s name is etched on our Dallah trophy in 2019, the tradition of greatness will continue.”
First-round leader Tony Finau credited a change in putting grip for his six-under-par 64 at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Anna Nordqvist fired a six-under 65 at the Pure Silk Championship on Thursday to grab a share of the lead with Bronte Law and Jennifer Song.
Three Englishmen are among the leaders after Thursday’s opening round of the Made in Denmark on the European Tour.
A drama series based on the 2018 Tiger Woods biography written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian is reportedly in development.
Brooks Koepka is supremely confident that his major tally will reach double figures, but the bookmakers aren’t as convinced.
Justin Rose is the defending champion at this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge, but he knows that doesn’t necessarily give him an advantage.
Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in the Scottish Open that is set to take place at the Renaissance Club from 11 July.
Thorbjorn Olesen says he has extra motivation to do well in this week’s Made In Denmark tournament as he wants to win on home soil.