Winner of Abu Dhabi Amateur Championship will gain entry to 2023 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
The fifth Abu Dhabi Amateur Championship will take place in December, with the tournament once again returning to the stunning Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, situated on Saadiyat Island in the UAE’s Capital, Abu Dhabi.
The winning amateur golfer will take-up a spot at the 2023 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship next January, a Rolex Series event, following confirmation from the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC).
The 54 Hole Tournament will take place at the stunning Gary Player designed course, which is considered one of the world’s most captivating golfing projects.
The tournament will be held over three days from Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th December with the official practice round taking place on Monday 12th December. The format of play is Individual Strokeplay and entries will be open to male amateurs with an Official World Handicap of 0.4 or better. Those competing will not just have the title and qualification for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in mind but will also have the opportunity to earn valuable WAGR points too.
H.E. Aref Hamad Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “The fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi Amateur Championship is a real milestone and has become an important calendar slot for amateur golfers to earn the exciting opportunity to qualify for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and compete against the world’s very best players. At Abu Dhabi Sports Council we are big believers in developing the next generation of sportsman, particularly those based here in the capital. By hosting such high calibre tournaments we are able to simultaneously attract the very best players as well as generating more interest in the game locally."
Returning to Yas Links from 19th to 22nd January 2023, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, will be the 18th edition of the tournament and once again be the first half of back-to-back Rolex Series events on the DP World Tour’s three-week Middle East Swing. As the largest event on the Abu Dhabi annual golfing calendar, the Championship is one stop on the DP World Tour that never disappoints the players or the fans. Some of the recent star players include Rickie Fowler (2016 Champion), Tommy Fleetwood (2017 and 2018 Champion), 2019 Open Champion, Shane Lowry (2019 Champion), Lee Westwood (2020 Champion), Tyrell Hatton (2021 Champion) and Thomas Pieters (2022 Champion).