Fleetwood and Garcia confirmed for Dubai Desert Classic

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.

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.”