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 - Abu Dhabi Golf Championship - History". PGA European Tour. 31 December 2018.
- "EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCES EXPANSIVE GLOBAL SCHEDULE FOR 2019". abudhabigolfchampionship.com. 29 October 2018.
- "Money talks and the world's top golfers are happy to listen". Irish Times. 20 January 2018.