Ras Al Khaimah Championship, a new event

The European Tour will go to Ras Al Khaimah within the United Arab Emirates for the primary time in 2022 when the inaugural Ras Al Khaimah Championship offered by Phoenix Capital is performed at Al Hamra Golf Membership from third – sixth February.

Ras Al Khaimah Championship, European Tour

The $2million match would be the third of 5 consecutive occasions within the Tour’s ground-breaking early season ‘Center East Swing’, following back-to-back Rolex Collection occasions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and previous the Business Financial institution Qatar Masters and one different match within the area which might be introduced in the end.

Al Hamra Golf Membership beforehand hosted the European Problem Tour over three consecutive years from 2016 – 2018. It was initially the venue for the Ras Al Khaimah Golf Problem in 2016 and 2017, earlier than internet hosting the Ras Al Khaimah Problem Tour Grand Remaining as the ultimate cease on the Street to Ras Al Khaimah in 2018.

In the course of the Ras Al Khaimah Problem Tour Grand Remaining, Spaniard Adri Arnaus completed one shot away from France’s Victor Perez, with the pair ending the season in second and third place on the 2018 Problem Tour Rankings behind Denmark’s Joachim B.

Hansen. All three gamers are actually firmly established on the European Tour. Keith Pelley, the European Tour’s Chief Govt, mentioned: “For many years the Center East has been a vastly vital area for the European Tour and at this time’s announcement additional illustrates that.

We’re delighted to take our Tour to a brand new Emirate, Ras Al Khaimah, for the primary time. “Our conventional spell within the Center East in the beginning of every calendar yr is all the time very talked-about and these 5 consecutive occasions in early 2022 will present implausible enjoying alternatives for our total membership.

“I wish to thank our presenting companion Phoenix Capital and their Chairman Abdullah Al Naboodah for his private imaginative and prescient and dedication; the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Improvement Authority for his or her assist of this new match, in addition to everybody on the Al Hamra Golf Membership.

All our employees who labored on our Problem Tour occasions there have informed us what a particular venue it’s, and we stay up for having fun with the distinctive Ras Al Khaimah hospitality subsequent February”. Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Improvement Authority, mentioned: “We’re honoured to host the inaugural Ras Al Khaimah Championship offered by Phoenix Capital on the prestigious Al Hamra Golf Membership and showcase our nature-based Emirate to gamers and spectators.

“Constructing on our spectacular credentials in staging international sporting occasions, this prestigious match is the newest addition to Ras Al Khaimah’s ever-growing {golfing} portfolio, additional highlighting its rising reputation as a number one life-style and sporting vacation spot within the Gulf area”.

Abdullah Al Naboodah, Chairman of funding firm Phoenix Capital, mentioned. “I’m delighted to assist this new European Tour occasion within the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Golf within the UAE and the European Tour is pricey to the Al Naboodah companies having supported the Dubai Desert Basic and Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in previous years.

“Certainly, our firm constructed the Emirates Golf Membership which opened in 1988, the primary grass golf course within the Center East. This might be an ideal occasion, sitting in a run of tournaments together with Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It’s a terrific showcase for international golfers to go to the UAE and the Center East as an entire”.

Benoy Kurien, Group CEO of Al Hamra, proprietor of Al Hamra Golf Membership, mentioned. “We’re delighted to companion with the European Tour, RAKTDA and Phoenix Capital to convey the primary European Tour occasion to Ras Al Khaimah and the Northern Emirates.

This partnership strengthens Ras Al Khaimah’s technique to draw international occasions to the Emirate and showcase the distinctive providing to present and potential guests. “Situated inside a largescale built-in tourism vacation spot with picturesque views of the Arabian Gulf and the Hajjar Mountains, Al Hamra Golf Membership is the perfect setting for this world-class occasion.

We stay up for internet hosting this match and showcasing Ras Al Khaimah to the worldwide viewers of the European Tour”. The European Tour will conclude its 2021 season with a fortnight within the UAE subsequent month, with the AVIV Dubai Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates Hearth course (November 11-14) adopted by the ultimate Rolex Collection occasion of the yr, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, on the venue’s Earth course (November 18-21).

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