Dubai Desert Classic
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic is a European Tour golf tournament held on Majlis course at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 1999 and 2000 it was held at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, all other editions have been held at Emirates Golf Club. When founded in 1989, it was the first European Tour event to be staged in the Arabian Peninsula, but is currently one of six.
|Location||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Course(s)||Emirates Golf Club|
|Length||7,319 yards (6,692 m)|
|Prize fund||$3,250,000 (in 2019)|
|Month played||January, February|
|Aggregate||264 Bryson DeChambeau|
|To par||−24 as above|
The tournament is part of a wider strategy, via a government program called "Dubai Golf", to develop both professional and casual golf tourism in Dubai. It has historically had one of the strongest fields on the European Tour due to "promotional" money paid to top golfers.
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