May 27

DP World Extends Title Sponsorship Until 2020

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The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai – The European Tour’s glittering end-of-season tournament held in Dubai, was given a significant boost today with the news that global ports operator DP World has agreed to continue its title sponsorship for another five years

The agreement until the 2020 season, will see DP World support the climax of The Race to Dubai, in addition to the company’s existing sponsorship of European Tour events in India, Hong Kong, China, Turkey and here at this week’s BMW PGA Championship in England.

The DP World Tour Championship – which will celebrate its seventh staging this year on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 19-22 – is already recognised globally as one of golf’s premier tournaments.

Its Roll of Honour reads like a Who’s Who of the game itself – Lee Westwood (2009), Robert Karlsson (2010), Alvaro Quiros (2011), Rory McIlroy (2012), and Henrik Stenson (2013 & 2014) – and this year’s tournament will see the top 60 players on The Race to Dubai once again battle for a share of the US$8 million tournament prize fund, with the winner taking home US$1.3 million.

In addition, the leading 15 players on The Race to Dubai at the end of the tournament will share the US$5 million Bonus Pool, with the eventual European Tour Number One pocketing US$1.25 million.

Speaking at a press conference at Wentworth Club in England, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, said: “Dubai and the UAE stand at the crossroads of world trade and this cosmopolitan location is a melting pot of talent, expertise and professionalism much like the sport of golf.  We are delighted to be supporting this prestigious event to bring to Dubai the world’s best golfers and their fans.

For information on the DP World Tour Championship and to purchase tickets for the tournament, please visit www.DPWorldTourChampionship.com or www.europeantour.com

Source: European Tour
May 21

DP WORLD TEES UP ANOTHER 5 YEARS AS SPONSOR OF DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Global Port Operator driving ahead with climax of European Tour’s Race to Dubai

Dubai is set to remain at the epicenter of golf on The European Tour for the foreseeable future after global port operator DP World announced today that it will continue to be the title sponsor of the DP World Tour Championship, the season ending tournament of The Race to Dubai, for at least another five years.

The move reinforces Dubai’s position as a major trading, business and tourism destination. The agreement, which will run until at least the 2020 season, will see DP World support the US$8million tournament, in addition to the company’s existing sponsorship of European Tour events in India, Hong Kong, China, Turkey and at this week’s BMW PGA Championship in England.

DP World Chairman, HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said: “The DP World Tour Championship is an event of enormous significance for Dubai and the UAE and reinforces our position on the calendar of international sport and as a centre for tourism and trade. The extension of our title sponsorship dovetails with Dubai’s hosting of Expo 2020, an event which will see the world come to the Emirate and further enhance the goal of attracting 20 million tourists per year.

“We are delighted to be again involved as the event offers us a great opportunity to connect with the world, our customers and our partners through one of the most popular sports. We look forward to continuing our association as a global business, and as a barometer of world trade, with a global sport.”

George O’Grady, Chief Executive of The European Tour, said: “The support DP World has shown The European Tour has been evident right from the start of The Race to Dubai and the strength of their ongoing commitment is further evidenced with today’s announcement.

“We thank His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem for his personal vision and we look forward to working with him and all his staff as we continue to make the DP World Tour Championship a fitting end to The European Tour season.”

The DP World Tour Championship – which will celebrate its seventh staging this year on the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 November– is already recognised globally as one of golf’s premier tournaments.Its Roll of Honour reads like a Who’s Who of the game itself – Lee Westwood (2009), Robert Karlsson (2010), Alvaro Quiros (2011), Rory McIlroy (2012), and Henrik Stenson (2013 & 2014) – and this year’s tournament will see the top 60 players on The Race to Dubai once again battle for a share of the US$8 million tournament prize fund, with the winner taking home US$1.3 million.

In addition, the leading 15 players on The Race to Dubai at the end of the tournament will share the US$5 million Bonus Pool, with the eventual European Tour Number One pocketing US$1.25 million.

Over 55,000 spectators attended the 2014 DP World Tour Championship, a third of whom were international visitors. The global television reach exceeded 450 million people via 40 broadcasters worldwide delivering a cumulative global TV equivalency of US$259million.

Dubai’s position as the global trade hub in a region of two billion people is underlined by the role of Jebel Ali Port which together with the Jebel Ali FreeZone contributes to 20% of its GDP. With the addition of Dubai World Central airport this will increase to 50% by 2020. Jebel Ali is the largest port between Singapore and Rotterdam and is the only non- Asian port to make the world’s top 10. It has also been voted the world’s most productive port by the Journal of Commerce.

In 2013, the DP World Tour Championship delivered a US$44million gross economic benefit to Dubai according to independent market research agency Repucom.

The DP World Tour Championship has also raised over US$250,000 during the previous six tournaments to support local UAE charities Special Needs Foundation Group and Friends of Cancer Patients.

 Register for FREE tickets at www.DPWorldTourChampionship.com and for information on HOSPITALITY tickets.

 

Nov 20

Henrik, Justin and Rory re-enact Greatest Moments on Earth

during the official opening of the new club house at the Jumeirah Golf Estates prior to the DP World Tour Championship on November 17, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Dubai (UAE): There have been a number of spectacular moments of high drama and excitement in the short but colourful history of the DP World Tour Championship, which provides the annual climax to The European Tour’s Race to Dubai.

This week, three of the world’s best golfers returned to the scene of their magical shotmaking to try to re-create some of their personal favourite highlights in a Made for TV Challenge headlined as the Greatest Moments on Earth.

The Earth in question is the stunning Earth course, which is hosting the sixth edition of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates, and the golfers in question need little introduction – World Number Rory McIlroy, defending champion Henrik Stenson and 2013 US Open Champion Justin Rose.

The trio of champions congregated at the par five 18th hole on the Earth course, which has seen its share of thrills and spills since 2009.

And the ‘banter’ flowed as naturally as the golf swings of three players who have put their stamp on the event in recent years, in the case of McIlroy and Stenson culminating in victories in The Race to Dubai in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Stenson, the official brand ambassador for Jumeirah Golf Estates, sealed victory last year by smashing a three wood 248 yards into the wind to a matter of inches from the pin for a sensational eagle three.

That feat was recognised by Jumeirah Golf Estates with a plaque embedded into the precise spot in the fairway which will now forever carry a permanent memory of the stroke which was voted The European Tour Shot of the Year.

Neal Graham, General Manager of Jumeirah Golf Estates, marked the occasion with a handshake before McIlroy and Rose attempted the same shot – and it was the World Number One who rose to the challenge with a stunning shot.

McIlroy and Stenson then re-enacted the 75 foot putt Rose had from the back of the 18th green, which almost stopped on the ‘shelf’ then finish within one turn of the ball while Rose and Stenson then attempted the 18 foot putt which McIlroy sank on the 18th to close out victory with his fifth straight birdie.

As Stenson remarked at the end:“Let’s make some more memories this week”.

Nov 18

The DP World Tour Championship a great day out for all the family

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Dubai (UAE):The great thing about the DP World Tour Championship, taking place at Jumeirah Golf Estates this week from 20 -23 November, is that you don’t need to be a golf nut to enjoy it. The event is renowned in the region for being one of the best days out on the social calendar for all the family, with plenty to do besides watch The European Tour’s finest players in action.

Most of the off-course activities centre around the bustling Championship Village where there are a mouth-watering selection of food and beverage outlets on offer: BBQ Grill, N_K_D Pizza, Fish & Chips, Costa Coffee, Amstel Light Sports Bar, Patron Bar, Baskin Robins, Hot Dog Stand, Organic, Melt and the Mouton Cadet Bar. You can also purchase the full range of tournament and Race to Dubai branded merchandise while many spectators like to come here just to kick back for a while and relax on the beanbags watching the action on the giant screen.

There’s the Kids Zone where the young ones can play on bouncy castles or on the tennis court – there’s also Short Golf with ‘introduction to golf’ sessions for children aged 6 and above. Free golf lessons are available from Thursday to Sunday from 9.00am – 5.00pm, courtesy of the Emirates Golf Federation in conjunction with the R&A, as well as a Titleist 915 Long Drive Contest.

Out on the range, just outside the entrance to the Championship Village, renowned golf trick shot artist David Edwards will be entertaining the crowds each day with his phenomenal stunts and when play is finished you can rock out to the sounds of popular local bands Maplejacks and Suburban Voodoo.

The DP World Tour Championship not only offers some of the best golfing action you’ll see all year but also some of the best entertainment,” says Nick Tarratt, Director of The European Tour International Dubai Office.  “We get the diehard golf fans who come to see the top 60 players in The Race to Dubai doing battle but we also get friends and family who just enjoy the event as a great day out with lots to do and see over and above the golf.”

Register for FREE tickets to the four-day DP World Tour Championship at www.DPWTC.com and be in with a chance of winning VIP HOSPITALITY tickets.

 For HOSPITALITY tickets call +971 (0) 567 359 852 or email HOSPITALITY@DPWTC.COM

Nov 16

Redwood Park, Jumeirah Golf Estates Open House On 22nd November

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