The Qatar Masters is a European Tour golf tournament held at Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar. When founded in 1998, it was one of two European Tour events to be staged in the Arabian Peninsula, but is currently one of six. From 2005 to 2007 the tournament was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.
|Course(s)||Doha Golf Club|
|Length||7,400 yards (6,800 m)|
|Prize fund||$1,750,000 (in 2019)|
|Aggregate||268 Paul Lawrie (1999)|
268 Adam Scott (2008)
|To par||−20 Paul Lawrie (1999)|
−20 Adam Scott (2008)
The tournament had modest fields in its early years, but with the aid of "promotional" money paid to top golfers to appear, and being scheduled within a three week period that included events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it developed to have one of the European Tour's strongest fields.
In 2018, due to travel restrictions between the UAE and Qatar as a result of the ongoing diplomatic dispute in the Arab World, it was moved to later in the year, and is no longer held at the same time as the Abu Dhabi and Dubai events. The date change coincided with a reduction in prize money, and resulted in a lower field strength than previous editions.
European Tour event
European Tour and Asian Tour event
|Commercialbank Qatar Masters|
|2007||2007||Retief Goosen||South Africa||273||−15||1 stroke||Nick O'Hern|
|2006||2006||Henrik Stenson||Sweden||273||−15||3 strokes||Paul Broadhurst|
|2005||2005||Ernie Els||South Africa||276||−12||1 stroke||Henrik Stenson|
* The first year listed is the one in which the tournament was played and the Asian Tour season which it belonged to. The second year listed is the European Tour season that it fell into.
European Tour event
|Year||Winner||Country||Score||To par||Margin of
|2004||Joakim Haeggman||Sweden||272||−16||1 stroke||Nobuhito Sato|
|2003||Darren Fichardt||South Africa||275||−13||Playoff||James Kingston|
|2002||Adam Scott||Australia||269||−19||6 strokes|| Nick Dougherty|
|2001||Tony Johnstone||Zimbabwe||274||−14||2 strokes||Robert Karlsson|
|2000||Rolf Muntz||Netherlands||280||−8||5 strokes||Ian Woosnam|
|1999||Paul Lawrie||Scotland||268||−20||7 strokes|| Søren Kjeldsen|
|1998||Andrew Coltart||Scotland||270||−18||2 strokes|| Andrew Sherborne|
- "European Tour - Qatar Masters - History". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
- "European Tour changes Desert Swing schedule to have Abu Dhabi and Dubai back-to-back". The National. 7 September 2017.