Rory McIlroy, the 2016 winner, will be a marquee player alongside Irish golfers Shane Lowry as well as major winners Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell.
This week sees Mount Juliet Estate in Ireland host the €3 million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open taking place on Thursday 1 to Sunday, July 4.
156 players from 24 countries will compete this week for this prestigious title that has another player the privilege of a precious qualifying place for The Open, to be held at Royal St Georges Golf Club, Sandwich, Kent, England in a couple of week’s time, through the 2021 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
Alongside another one place each at the Kaskada Golf Challenge and Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge, for the leading player not already exempt from The Open, through a co-operative alliance between the R&A and the European Tour due to Covid-19 government regulations and national health authority restrictions across Europe and wider afield.
The event has historically been a flagship tournament on the European Tour.
The list of champions includes a ‘Who’s Who of the European Tour’ include Sir Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam, Colin Montgomerie, Jose-Maria Olazabal, Sergio Garcia and so many more iconic champions.
Rory McIlroy, the 2016 winner, will be a marquee player alongside Irish golfers Shane Lowry, winner as an amateur of the title in 2009 at County Louth, Leinster, Northern Ireland, as well as major winners Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell.
The draw has been published for the first two rounds for this prestigious title on the European Tour.
The first tee times are at 7.30 am (Ireland time) on Thursday in a two tee start with the last tee times at 2.30 pm (Ireland time) off both the first and tenth tees.
The event is week 20 on the 42 event 2021 Race to Dubai which will culminate at the end of this season with the $9 million DP World Tour Championship, Dubai on Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Nov.18-21, 2021.
Emirates Airline is an official partner of the 2021 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
The first of its kind series aims to give amateur golfers a taste of what it feels like to play in a professional Tour event and it was mission accomplished, with a hugely impressive set up that included live television coverage of all the action.
The 21-year-old Lin won his first title in 2017 at Royal Wellington by three shots, after closing with a birdie and an eagle, and then reclaimed the crown from Japan’s Takumi Kanaya when he defeated him in a playoff for the 2019 championship at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai.
Next week’s Golf in Dubai Championship presented by DP World will be held over the Fire course from Wednesday, Dec.2 to Saturday, Dec.5.
The Girls in Green, Fatima Sana and Shawal Zulfiqar, sailed the team towards victory. Fatima's 3 wickets for 18 runs guided the girls towards a crucial first win and Shawal's 41 runs off 42 balls helped Pakistan chase the 128-run target set by the Kiwis.
South Africa’s Blitzboks overcame a spirited Argentina 12-7 to lift their fifth straight Emirates Dubai 7s trophy – equaling the record for successive titles at a single location. Although Argentina had to settle for silver it represented their best ever result in Dubai.
The 18-year-old Bojica, whose entry on the big stage of women’s tennis came at the Dubai Duty Free Women’s Open earlier this year, eased past Slovakia’s Nina Danisova 6-2, 6-3 in 99 minutes to set a meeting against eighth seed Peangtarn Plipuech of Thailand.
Connor Beasley claimed his 19th winner for the season with a treble at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Saturday, a haul that included victory in the feature Union Day Stakes, aboard Ahmad Bin Harmash’s Delorean, who went gate-to-wire in the contest over a mile. It was one of two wins for in-form trainer Harmash,