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Strong field set to line up in Abu Dhabi

9.46am 26th November 2019 - Sponsorship

Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Bryson DeChambeau are among the confirmed starters for the 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, which is taking place at Abu Dhabi Golf Club between 16-19 January.

The first of eight Rolex Series events on the 2020 European Tour schedule, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship will see Open champion Shane Lowry returning to the scene of the victory that started his stellar year, after the Irishman secured at one-shot victory over Richard Sterne.

Shane Lowry will be back to defend the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship he won in 2019

Winless on the Tour since 2015, the Falcon Trophy victory proved to be the turning point for Lowry, who famously went on to clinch his first Major victory at Royal Portrush in July.

Two-time Falcon Trophy champion Tommy Fleetwood also returns, with the aim of becoming only the second person after Martin Kaymer (08, 10, 11) to win the tournament three times. Fleetwood will be looking to build on his superb play-off victory at Sun City, and should feel confident of putting in a strong performance on a course he knows so well, having claimed consecutive victories in 2017 and 2018.

Current world No.1 Brooks Koepka, will be looking to start his season off on a high note after three months on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Ian Poulter, who finished sixth at last year’s championship and should feel confident of putting in another strong performance in his fifth consecutive appearance at the tournament, while fellow Ryder Cup hero Sergio Garcia will be making his first appearance at the tournament since 2014. The talented Spaniard won the KLM Open in September and will be hoping to claim a win in Abu Dhabi against such a stellar field.

Having missed the tournament in 2019, Bryson DeChambeau returns to Abu Dhabi Golf Club with a point to prove. With five PGA Tour victories, DeChambeau will be eager to make his mark in the Middle East.

First staged in 2006, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA is being hosted at Abu Dhabi Golf Club for the 15th consecutive year. As part of the Rolex Series, the tournament offers a prize fund of $7 million.

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