The DB World Tour will be on time this week with a very special event as it celebrates the conclusion of the 50th edition of the DB World Tour at the Jumeirah Golf Estates, during the period from 17 to 20 November, with the participation of the best 50 players throughout The season they compete for the tournament prizes of 10 million dollars, and try to crown the Harry Vardon Cup for the best player in the final classification, amid great anticipation for the next season’s calendar, which includes 5 tournaments. held in the Emirates.
Today, the Tour held an extensive meeting with the Arabic-speaking media at Jumeirah Golf Estates, in the presence of Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, Aref Al Awani, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Tom Phillips , President of the DB World Tour in the Middle East, Daniel Otterjek, Director Executive Communications at DB World, and Ismail Al Sharif, Regional Director of Dubai Golf.
Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, expressed his happiness with the great development of golf in the UAE in general, and this tournament in particular. And it began to organize tournaments in world-class stadiums and the elite of champions since the eighties of the last century, and today we witness the name of the UAE and its international national institutions leading the global golf scene through the “DB World” tour and championship, which is at the forefront of the world golf championships from where the level of stars and the value of the awards and the large audience.
Hareb emphasized that the UAE has simultaneously become a meeting place for champions in all sports, as there are currently a number of qualified teams for the 2022 World Cup, preparing for the big event, and the elite of the international teams competing at the SailGP Grand Prix Championship, and we are currently preparing for the arrival of The stars of the world in golf who will crown their efforts over the course of an entire season by delivering the best performance on the courses of the Jumeirah Golf Estates Club, and is crowned with the title of the season for the tour with the name of “DB World” and its logo decorated with the colors of the UAE flag.
Aref Al Awani, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, confirmed that the tournaments held in the Emirates are the best in the world, and are considered among the elite with their presence in the “Rolex” series category, in addition to the highest television views around the world, according to the organizers of the “DB World” tour.” self.
Al-Awani was of the view that working together is among various parties to promote and develop the sport of golf, especially at the junior level, to reach the major international tournaments held here, in addition to working closely to challenge tournaments launch which will provide a greater opportunity for local players to participate in it.
He focused on the importance of golf, especially the tournaments held within the “DB World” tour to support tourism and investment, and specifically the tour that bears the name of a national Emirati company in the colors of the country’s flag that proudly flies around the world.
It is worth noting that before 2022, the dbworld tour was known as the ‘European Tour’, and a new sponsorship deal came from the global logistics company dbworld, which led to the rebranding from this year.
The first time a tournament was held in the Middle East was in 1989, when England’s Mark James won the Dubai Desert Classic, and the DB World Tour is celebrating its 50th anniversary, having established itself after its first launch in 1972.
It is worth noting that the “DB World Tour” is a professional golf tour that concludes each year in the famous “DB World Tour” Championship in Dubai. This year’s schedule included 43 championships in 21 different countries, with five championships within the “Rolex series” which increased the number of prize money and TV coverage. And the schedule goes by.. It is mainly a European schedule through the summer months, but each season it hosts a number of notable events in the Middle East, in places such as: Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Ras Al Khaimah has also hosted two in a row. tournaments for the first time this year with desert golf still being played An important role in the golf calendar.
The “DB World” tour has announced the calendar of international tournaments for the next season for the year 2023, which includes at least 39 championships in 26 countries, where the start will be from the Emirates, with the establishment of two championships in Abu Dhabi, namely: “Hero Cap” at Abu Dhabi Golf Club from January 13 to 15, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Yas Links Club from January 19 to 22, then the Dubai Desert Classic Championship at the Emirates Golf Club from January 26 to 29 , and the Ras Al Khaimah Classic Championship in January at Al Hamra Golf Club from February 2 to 5, and the DB World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 16 to 19 next year will again be the finish line.