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.
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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.”
After four straight missed cuts in the Open, Shane Lowry has well and truly turned things at Royal Portrush this week.
British hopes will be resting on Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose at The Open this weekend.
Despite a much better showing at The Open on Friday, an exhausted Tiger Woods admitted he couldn’t wait to get home after missing the cut.
Brooks Koepka isn’t sure why he’s not making any putts so far this week, but admitted he was “frustrated” and “disappointed” by it.
Golf analyst Brandel Chamblee didn’t hold back when describing Rory McIlroy’s first-round performance at the Open Championship on Thursday.
A closing birdie handed JB Holmes a one-shot lead over Shane Lowry at the Open on Thursday, but Brooks Koepka is right behind them.
Tiger Woods more than likely won’t be a factor at Portrush this week, after an opening 78 left him right near the bottom of the leaderboard.
Former champion David Duval shot the worst round in Open history for 69 years at Royal Portrush on Thursday.
Spare a thought for Rory McIlroy, who could hardly have made a worse start in his bid to capture the Open Championship on home soil.
Record crowds have descended upon Royal Portrush for the 148th Open Championship, which got under way bright and early on Thursday morning.