Dubai adds another crucial event from the European Tour’s golf calendar. Dubai Golf CEO Chris May hails effort to make Dubai competition a reality.
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12 November 2020, 12:00 AM
30 November 2020, 12:00 AM
Dubai has added another crucial event from the European Tour’s golf calendar. Dubai Golf CEO Chris May has hailed the tremendous effort involved at such short notice amid a year thrown off the tracks — for global sports — by the coronavirus pandemic.
Dubai once again grabbed the headlines around the golfing world on Monday as the European Tour announced the Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World, which will take place on the Fire Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGT) from Wednesday December 2 to Saturday December 5.
The competition will form a December ‘Dubai Swing’, preceding the fourth and final Rolex Series event of the year, the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, which will be played on the neighbouring Earth course at Jumeriah Golf Estates from Thursday December 10 to Sunday December 13.
Chris May acknowledged the massive challenge that everyone behind the scenes faced to bring together this two-week-long golfing party finale.
“The concept and logistics involved made it very difficult as the season was still a moving target for a long time. We have been investing in making JGT and Dubai the go-to golf destination and now the Fire Course is prepared to wow the world alongside her sister — the Earth Course — which has held the season finale for many years", he added