Dubai is one of the top golfing destinations, Sheikh Mansoor says. Chairman of Dubai Sports Council is the patron of DP World Tour Championship.
Dubai , Dubai
28 November 2020, 12:00 AM
31 December 2020, 12:00 AM
Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has become the Patron of the DP World Tour Championship - the European Tour’s season-ending tournament.
The championship returns to Jumeirah Golf Estates for the 12th consecutive edition from December 10-13. It is one of only four events in the emirate with a five-star rating as part of the Dubai Sports Council’s Sports Event Ranking System.
Since its inception in 2009, the tournament has become one of the most high-profile events on the golfing calendar, with past winners including Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett and the reigning champion Jon Rahm, who last November claimed the title for the second time in three years and was also crowned the 2019 Race to Dubai Champion.
Sheikh Mansour said, “Dubai is one of the top sporting destinations of the world, especially for golf fans and aficionados, and it is only befitting that we host the season-ending finale of the European Tour here.’’
Meanwhile, Keith Pelley, European Tour Chief Executive, added: “The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai is a global focal point for the golfing world each year as the European Tour’s final Rolex Series event and season-ending tournament. We thank Sheikh Hamdan for all of his support and we look forward to working with Sheikh Mansoor to ensure the continued success of this prestigious tournament on the world stage.’’