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Top six golfers with disability to feature with European Tour in Dubai

12.05pm 6th September 2019 - Growing the Game

The countdown will begin this weekend to see which leading EDGA golfers can secure one of the six World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR)* places available that will earn them the right to tee it up alongside some of the greatest names in golf in Dubai.

The European Tour, one of EDGA’s leading supporters, will be staging the ‘EDGA Dubai Finale’, a 36-hole tournament played alongside the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, with eight players eligible for the event.

England’s Mike Browne currently ranked 4

Those who qualify will tackle the same course set-up as the star professionals on the Friday and Saturday (November 22-23) at Jumeirah Golf Estates during the final Rolex Series event on the 2019 Race to Dubai.

Qualifiers will come from the top six of the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD) as of September 11, 2019 (there will also be two wildcards to create a total roster of eight players), so a strong performance in any of the four international disability golf tournaments taking place this weekend could earn in-form golfers a much sought-after place in Dubai.

For those who have friends or family members challenging near the top of the Rankings, look out for their performances this weekend in the German Disabled Open, English Disability Open, MWAGA All Disability Open (United States) and the Czech Disabled Open.

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM is a key partner of EDGA and will be supporting the EDGA players to help make their tournament in Dubai a highly positive and memorable one. RSM is supporting EDGA in its aim to encourage 500,000 people with a disability to enjoy the benefits of golf.

The European Tour and EDGA are striving to create a lasting legacy for golfers with a disability, presenting a number of opportunities this season during its tournaments to include EDGA players in competition, helping to spread awareness of inclusive golf on the world stage.

*The World Amateur Golf Ranking is run by The R&A and the USGA and from January 2019 has included the WR4GD.


Pictured top: Brendan Lawlor of Ireland currently ranked 3

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