Omega Dubai Desert Classic (ODDC) 2014
Event Location: Emirates Golf Club
Event Sector: Sports
Time period: 27th January 2014 to 2nd February 2014
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2014 is held under the patronage of HH Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai. The Omega Dubai Desert Classic began in the year 1989, when the European Tour visited Asia for the first time.
Promoted and organized by 'golf in Dubai', the Omega Dubai Desert Classic is the longest running Professional tour event in the region, and is the leading tournaments on the European Tour schedule.
The 2014 edition of the event also marks the 25th Anniversary of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, which will be held at the Emirates Golf Club, with world-renowned players competing on the Majlis Course.
Omega Dubai Desert Classic features $2.5million prize pool, and is promoted and organized by the umbrella organization Golf in Dubai. This event draws some of the most renowned names in golf. Tiger Woods has featured at least six times in this event, since the year 2001 and has won it twice.
But, the most successful golfer in the event has been Ernie Els, who played in 12 different years and has won the competition three times. The youngest player to win the trophy was Northern Ireland golfer, Rory Mcllroy who was just 19 years old when he won in 2009.
Children under the age 18 have a free entry to the tournament if accompanied with an adult. Tickets are being issued from 1st November 2013. Golf citizen members are offered a discount of 25 percent.
Event schedule for ODDC 2014
27th January – Official Practice Day 1 – 07:30 to 15:00
28th January – Official Practice Day 2 – 07:30 to 15:00
29th January – Omega Dubai Desert Classic Pro Am – 7:30 and 12:45
30th January – Omega Dubai Desert Classic – Round One
31st January – Omega Dubai Desert Classic – Round Two
1st February – Omega Dubai Desert Classic – Round Three
2nd February – Omega Dubai Desert Classic – Final Round, Prize presentation
The latest Bleacher Report, rates Omega Dubai Desert Classic as the top ten biggest golf tournaments in the world. For more details about the event, visit www.dubaidesertclassic.com or call +971 4 3802112.