By Alan Ewens
|World No. 1 Luke Donald.|
Among them, the world’s top three ranked players—World Number One Luke Donald, inaugural Dubai World Championship winner Lee Westwood and 2011 US Open Champion Rory McIlroy—as well as three other European big guns currently residing in the top twenty of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Germany’s World Number Six Martin Kaymer, winner of The Race to Dubai less than twelve months ago, is another player ready to tackle the Greg Norman-designed Earth course, while current Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel (World Number 13) and 2011 US Open Champion Graeme McDowell (World Number 15) will tee it up at the eagerly awaited finale to the season. And with no halfway cut in the tournament, an estimated 60,000 spectators are expected to take advantage of the complimentary tickets to see four days of guaranteed action from their favourite stars.
|Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood.|
“It’s just amazing what winning a big tournament can do for you,” said Hoey. “Winning the Dunhill Links will open a lot of doors for me and getting into huge tournaments like the Dubai World Championship is one of the biggest benefits. I’m ecstatic.
“Trying to get into the Dubai World Championship was one of my goals before winning in St Andrews but I don’t have to worry about any of that now. I can’t wait to get to Dubai—it will be a great way to end the season.”
For complimentary tickets to the 2011 Dubai World Championship, visit www.DubaiWorldChampionship.com.
(Photos: Alan Ewens, Dubai World Championship)