The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship continues its exemplary journey as one of the most high-profile international events after preparations completed, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council announced.
First held in 2006, the sixteenth edition of the championship now elevated as the first stop in the Rolex series of the European Tour will be worked off at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club from 21-24 January.
The championship is held in accordance with the highest safety and precautionary standards and in accordance of the protocol followed to resume sporting activities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship represents an international media value for television channels, digital platforms, and the audio-print media.
The TV broadcast of the tournament reaches more than 490 million homes, covering more than 150 countries around the world every week, resulting in more than 2,200 global broadcast hours.
The numbers represent the value of the outputs that the tournament embodies each year and its successful model partnership with Abu Dhabi. .
The impressive line-up for the championship include Lee Westwood, Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter, Thomas Bjorn, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Martin Kaymer, Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose, Henrik Stinson and Danny Willett.
Al Rumaithi: Successes of the championship draws world's elite golfers
His Excellency Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
“A very warm welcome to the delegates and players attending the sixteenth edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
“This championship is important because it is the first of the Rolex events of the European Tour and we as the host we left no stones unturned to make the players feel well and safe, to focus in their games.”
Al Mahmoud: The successes of the annual Abu Dhabi championship attract the world's elite players
His Excellency Mohamed Ibrahim Al Mahmoud, Second Vice President of the Olympic Committee and member of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
“The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship held under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, remains an important event in our sporting calendar of events.
“It has continued to grow bigger and better every passing year. The success of this event reflects the cordial partnership of the local organisation with the European Tour management, players and the stakeholders of this event.”