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Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

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The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship is a European Tour golf tournament held at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. When founded in 2006, it was one of three European Tour events to be staged in the Arabian Peninsula, but is currently one of six.[1]

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Abu Dhabi Golf Championship logo.jpg
LocationAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Established2006
Course(s)Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Par72
Length7,600 yards (6,900 m)
Organized byIMG
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$7,000,000 (in 2019)
Month playedJanuary
Aggregate264 Martin Kaymer (2011)
To par−24 Martin Kaymer (2011)
Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry
Abu Dhabi GC is located in United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi GC
Abu Dhabi GC

The prize fund for each of the first five editions was US$2 million, and grew to reach US$3 million in 2018. In 2019 it was elevated to be one of eight tournaments which are part of the Rolex Series, which identifies it as one of the European Tour's premier events. As a Rolex series event, the prize fund currently stands at US$7 million.[2]

With the support of sponsor HSBC and the local organiser, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, it has historically had one of the strongest fields on the European Tour due to "promotional" money paid to top golfers.[3]

WinnersEdit

European Tour (Rolex Series) 2019 onwards
European Tour (Regular) 2006–2018
# Year Date
(Rd4)
Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA
14th 2019 Jan 19 Shane Lowry   Ireland 270 −18 1 stroke   Richard Sterne 7,000,000 1,166,660
13th 2018 Jan 21 Tommy Fleetwood (2)   England 266 −22 2 strokes   Ross Fisher 3,000,000 500,000
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
12th 2017 Jan 22 Tommy Fleetwood   England 271 −17 1 stroke   Dustin Johnson
  Pablo Larrazábal
2,700,000 450,000
Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
11th 2016 Jan 24 Rickie Fowler   United States 272 −16 1 stroke   Thomas Pieters 2,700,000 450,000
10th 2015 Jan 18 Gary Stal   France 269 −19 1 stroke   Rory McIlroy 2,700,000 450,000
9th 2014 Jan 19 Pablo Larrazábal   Spain 274 −14 1 stroke   Rory McIlroy
  Phil Mickelson
2,700,000 450,000
8th 2013 Jan 20 Jamie Donaldson   Wales 274 −14 1 stroke   Thorbjørn Olesen
  Justin Rose
2,700,000 450,000
7th 2012 Jan 29 Robert Rock   England 275 −13 1 stroke   Rory McIlroy 2,000,000 333,330
6th 2011 Jan 23 Martin Kaymer (3)   Germany 264 −24 8 strokes   Rory McIlroy 2,000,000 333,330
Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
5th 2010 Jan 24 Martin Kaymer (2)   Germany 267 −21 1 stroke   Ian Poulter 2,000,000 333,330
4th 2009 Jan 18 Paul Casey (2)   England 267 −21 1 stroke   Martin Kaymer
  Louis Oosthuizen
2,000,000 333,330
3rd 2008 Jan 20 Martin Kaymer   Germany 273 −15 4 strokes   Henrik Stenson
  Lee Westwood
2,000,000 333,330
2nd 2007 Jan 21 Paul Casey   England 271 −17 1 stroke   Peter Hanson
  Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2,000,000 333,330
1st 2006 Jan 22 Chris DiMarco   United States 268 −20 1 stroke   Henrik Stenson 2,000,000 333,330

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "European Tour - Abu Dhabi Golf Championship - History". PGA European Tour. 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ "European Tour Announces Expansive Global Schedule For 2019". Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. 29 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Money talks and the world's top golfers are happy to listen". Irish Times. 20 January 2018.

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