The DP World Tour’s 2022-23 season culminates with two Rolex Series events in Dubai, kicking off this week with the 18th edition of the HSBC Championship Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
The game was held at the Yas Links Golf Club and is one of the three consecutive events held in the UAE.
Field of 128 players made up of three past champions Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrell Hatton and Sean Lowry.
Contest: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
date: January 19-22, 2023
European tour debut: 2006
European Tourism Week: Fifth place (out of 39)
TV network: golf channel
course: Yas Link
Where: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
distance: 7425 yards, par 72
architect: Kyle Phillips, 2010
site 128 players
Format: 36 hole cutting, 72 hole stroke
Win share: $1,530,000
OWGR points: 26
2022 Champions: thomas peters
How to follow the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship
television: Thursday-Sunday: 2-8am ET (Golf Channel)
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Known then as the Abu Dhabi Championship, the event was first held in January 2006 at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which has hosted the event since its inception.
The tournament was created as part of the European Tour’s expansion efforts into the Middle East and is part of five Tour events in the UAE, alongside the Hero Dubai Desert Classic (founded in 1989), the season-ending DP World Tour Championship (established in 2009) and the new Ras al Khaimah Championship and Heroes Cup.
HSBC became the title sponsor in 2011 and EGA became the main sponsor in 2018.
The prize money for the first five tournaments was $2 million each, increasing to $3 million in 2018. In 2019, it became part of the Rolex Series, recognized as one of the top events on the European Tour, with an $8 million prize fund. The 2023 edition will offer $9 million in prize money.
Backed by title sponsor HSBC and local organizer Abu Dhabi Tourism, it has historically boasted one of the strongest courses on the European Tour thanks to the “appearance fees” paid to top golfers.
Despite the limited history, the list of champions is impressive, with three titles Martin Kaymer (2008, 2010-11), two-time champion Tommy Fleetwood (2017-18), Rickie Fowler (2016), Sean Lowry (2019), Lee Westwood (2020), Tyrell Hatton (2021) and thomas peters (2022).Its runners-up list could be even stronger, with key winners including Rory McIlroy (four times), justin ross, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Louis Oosthuizen and Phil Mickelson.
History: Recent Winners
2021: thomas peters
2021: Tyrell Hatton
2020: Lee Westwood
2019: Sean Lowry
2018: Tommy Fleetwood
2017: Tommy Fleetwood
2016: Rickie Fowler
victory: 3 – Martin Kaymer (2008, 2011, 2012)
72-hole score: 264 (-24) – Martin Kemer (2008)
Former champion quartet headlines this week’s match in Abu Dhabi Tyrell Hatton (2021), Lee Westwood (2020), Sean Lowry (2019) and two-time champion Tommy Fleetwood (2017-2018).
They will be joined by a slew of big names, including alex nolen, Patrick Reed and the defending champion thomas peters.
Other marquee names include Lee Min Woo, Ian Poulter, Robert McIntyre, Bernd Weisberg, Rafael Cabrera Bello, Henrik Stenson and Eddie Pepperell.
Venues and Odds
Top 5 Hot Bets
Book Rank-Player (Odds)
1. Tommy Fleetwood (12-1)
1. Tyrell Hatton (12-1)
3. Sean Lowry (14-1)
4. Alex Nolen (20-1)
5. Lee Min Woo (25-1)
5. Patrick Reed (25-1)
5. Robert McIntyre (25-1)
5. Seamus Power (25-1)
5. Thomas Peters (25-1)
Yas Link | Abu Dhabi, UAE | 19-22 January 2023
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