Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
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.
|Location||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Course(s)||Abu Dhabi Golf Club|
|Length||7,600 yards (6,900 m)|
|Prize fund||$7,000,000 (in 2019)|
|Aggregate||264 Martin Kaymer (2011)|
|To par||−24 Martin Kaymer (2011)|
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.
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.
|European Tour (Rolex Series)||2019 onwards|
|European Tour (Regular)||2006–2018|
|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
|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
|8th||2013||Jan 20||Jamie Donaldson||Wales||274||−14||1 stroke|| Thorbjørn Olesen
|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
|3rd||2008||Jan 20||Martin Kaymer||Germany||273||−15||4 strokes|| Henrik Stenson
|2nd||2007||Jan 21||Paul Casey||England||271||−17||1 stroke|| Peter Hanson
Miguel Ángel Jiménez
|1st||2006||Jan 22||Chris DiMarco||United States||268||−20||1 stroke||Henrik Stenson||2,000,000||333,330|
- "European Tour - Abu Dhabi Golf Championship - History". PGA European Tour. 31 December 2018.
- "European Tour Announces Expansive Global Schedule For 2019". Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. 29 October 2018.
- "Money talks and the world's top golfers are happy to listen". Irish Times. 20 January 2018.