The Countdown is On – only One Month To Go until DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
This year’s 14th edition set to be one of the most thrilling yet!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 October 2022: Today marks one month to go until Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Matt Fitzpatrick arrive at Jumeirah Golf Estates for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, from November 17-20.
The fifth and final Rolex Series event of the DP World Tour season promises to be a showstopper with past champions McIlroy and Fitzpatrick set to go head-to-head as they bid to win the DP World Tour Rankings in partnership with Rolex on the famous Earth course.
Members of the media and special guests including General Abdullah Al Hashmi, Vice Chairman, Emirates Golf Federation; Danny van Otterdijk, Chief Communications Officer, DP World; Chris May, CEO, Dubai Golf; and Tom Phillips, Head of the Middle East, DP World Tour, gathered at Jumeirah Golf Estates earlier today to witness the ceremonial tee shot to mark the official month-to-go countdown until the start of the DP World Tour Championship.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World, said: “The 2022 DP World Tour Championship in Dubai next month will be the exciting season finale for our first year as Title Partner of the DP World Tour. As a leading global supply chain solutions provider, we pride ourselves on world-class performance, so we look forward to welcoming the world’s best golfers back to Dubai in what is sure to be a fantastic finale. The tournament is important for DP World in many ways but is also a stand-out event on Dubai’s sporting and social calendar that welcomes the whole family and not just avid golf fans. We look forward to seeing everyone at Jumeirah Golf Estates in a month’s time.”
Tom Phillips, Head of the Middle East, DP World Tour, said: “With just one month to go until the DP World Tour Championship, anticipation is building across the UAE, not just amongst golf fans but also the general public who are looking forward to enjoying some of the finest premium experiences a golf tournament can offer in the form of the Championship Chalet and Earth Lounge.
“We’ve had a huge number of fans already register and we expect many more to avail of the free general admission tickets in the final weeks leading up to the greatest weekend on Earth at Jumeirah Golf Estates.”
Aside from being one of the standout events on Dubai’s annual sporting calendar, the tournament has also rightly earned its place as a must-attend event on the social calendar thanks to its vast array of attractions, activations, and food and beverage options available in the Championship Village.
Guests can expect plenty of action and entertainment on and off the golf course with dedicated Ladies, Family and Community days, as this marks the first year the tournament will run over more than the four tournament days. On Tuesday 15th November the Rolex Pro-Am event will allow golfers and sports fans to have the chance to watch the pro players in action, whilst on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November, the new look G4D (Golf for the Disabled) Tour Series Finale will see the world’s eight leading people of determination golfers come together at the DP World Tour Championship to compete in the series finale in Dubai.
Guests can register for free general admission tickets or a range of premium experience tickets starting from AED 599, which can be booked here.
About the DP World Tour Championship
| The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai has been a standout event on Dubai’s annual sporting and social calendar since it was added to the DP World Tour schedule in 2009. The season-ending tournament, which is a family friendly event, invites the highest-ranked players on the DP World Tour Rankings to compete over the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates for one last shot at glory at winning both the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai and the season-long DP World Tour Rankings. The course, and tournament, has a reputation for delivering dramatic finales and providing a stage for the biggest stars to shine with the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa tasting victory in front of tens of thousands of fans at one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world of golf. The 2021 edition witnessed one of the most thrilling finishes in recent memory with Collin Morikawa capturing a sublime Dubai double after he birdied five of his last seven holes to become the first American to win both the season-long rankings and DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. About the DP World Tour|
The DP World Tour is the main men’s professional golf Tour of the European Tour group, with a global schedulefeaturing a minimum of 44 tournaments in 25 different countries across the 2022 season.
Formerly known as the European Tour, which was established in 1972, the 2022 DP World Tour schedule includes five Rolex Series events, along with four Major Championships, two World Golf Championship events and three tournaments co-sanctioned with the PGA TOUR, as well as tournaments staged around the world with a minimum prize of $2million for all events solely sanctioned by the DP World Tour.
The season concludes with the final Rolex Series event, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, where the winner of the Tour’s season-long competition, the DP World Tour Rankings, will be crowned.
DP World, the leading provider of global smart end-to-end supply chain and logistics solutions, is the title partner of the DP World Tour, which is administered by the European Tour group.
About the European Tour group
The European Tour group is the overarching corporate brand which administers four competition brands: the DP World Tour, the Challenge Tour, the Legends Tour and, along with the PGA of America, is the Managing Partner of golf’s greatest team contest, the Ryder Cup.
Established in 1972, the European Tour group is committed to ‘Driving Golf Further’through our guiding principles of being innovative, inclusive andglobal.
Innovative: We are driving innovation in golf through the creation of award-winning content, pioneering tournament formats and the use of the latest technology and inventive fan engagement. We are committed to attracting new audiences whilst respecting the tradition of our sport.
Inclusive: We are committed to include all who share a love for the game of golf. We are passionate about a closer collaboration with the women’s game, golf for the disabled and promoting the many physical and mental health benefits of playing golf.
Global: Since 1972, players from 37 different countries have won tournaments on our main Tour, while our live broadcast reaches more than 490 million homes in more than 150 countries every week, generating in excess of 2,200 global broadcast hours for each event. We also enjoy the support of many of the world’s leading business brands with DP World, Rolex, BMW, Callaway, Emirates, Fortinet, Velocity Global and Zoom as Official Partners.
The European Tour group has Strategic Alliances with the PGA TOUR, the Sunshine Tour and ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia, while we also drive positive community impact through our overarching CSR programme, Golf for Good.