A host of Major champions will tee it up at this month’s OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic as Shane Lowry, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, Danny Willett and Martin Kaymer add their firepower to an already stellar cast confirmed to play.
With Collin Morikawa, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia previously announced, there are 10 Major winners committed to the tournament, which gets underway from January 28-31.
The field at Emirates Golf Club will also boast a plethora of Ryder Cup stars, including Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Matthew Fitzpatrick.
As the European Tour’s longest running event held outside of Europe, the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic continues to underline its status as a must-play tournament for the game’s best players by attracting world-class fields, year after year.
“This tournament has been a mainstay on my schedule for many years because it’s a week I always enjoy,” said Kaymer, who cemented his place in Ryder Cup history by putting the seal on the ‘Miracle of Medinah’ comeback in 2012. “The Majlis course, with the skyscrapers in the background, is one of the most recognisable golf venues in the world and it always provides excitement. I would love to add my name to the list of past winners.”
In what is the 32nd staging of the tournament, attendance will be for invited guests only, but the action will be beamed to a worldwide audience on mainstream broadcast sports networks, and highlights and exclusive content will be shared on the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic social media channels.