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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

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA
2019 Shane Lowry   Ireland 270 −18 1 stroke   Richard Sterne
2018 Tommy Fleetwood (2)   England 266 −22 2 strokes   Ross Fisher
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
2017 Tommy Fleetwood   England 271 −17 1 stroke   Dustin Johnson
  Pablo Larrazábal
Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
2016 Rickie Fowler   United States 272 −16 1 stroke   Thomas Pieters
2015 Gary Stal   France 269 −19 1 stroke   Rory McIlroy
2014 Pablo Larrazábal   Spain 274 −14 1 stroke   Rory McIlroy
  Phil Mickelson
2013 Jamie Donaldson   Wales 274 −14 1 stroke   Thorbjørn Olesen
  Justin Rose
2012 Robert Rock   England 275 −13 1 stroke   Rory McIlroy
2011 Martin Kaymer (3)   Germany 264 −24 8 strokes   Rory McIlroy
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2010 Martin Kaymer (2)   Germany 267 −21 1 stroke   Ian Poulter
2009 Paul Casey (2)   England 267 −21 1 stroke   Martin Kaymer
  Louis Oosthuizen
2008 Martin Kaymer   Germany 273 −15 4 strokes   Henrik Stenson
  Lee Westwood
2007 Paul Casey   England 271 −17 1 stroke   Peter Hanson
  Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2006 Chris DiMarco   United States 268 −20 1 stroke   Henrik Stenson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "European Tour - Abu Dhabi Golf Championship - History". PGA European Tour. 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ "EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCES EXPANSIVE GLOBAL SCHEDULE FOR 2019". abudhabigolfchampionship.com. 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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