Troon International Venues Ready to Host Top-Tier Events
Troon International, the international division of Troon, has kicked off 2022 by welcoming four top-tier tournaments to its respective venues.
In the weeks ahead, four fantastic Tour events will take place at three Troon International clubs. These include Yas Links Abu Dhabi for the DP World Tour season opener; an Asian Tour event at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club; as well as two back-to-back tournaments at Al Hamra Golf Club, again on the DP World Tour.
The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship has officially started the DP World Tour’s 2022 season. Held at Yas Links Abu Dhabi for the first time in the tournament’s history, the $8m Rolex Series event is one of the highest caliber tournaments on the DP World Tour schedule. The tournament features a star-studded field, including Open champion Collin Morikawa, four-time major winner Rory McIlroy and a host of other European Ryder Cup players, including Viktor Hovland, Tyrrell Hatton, Lee Westwood, Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry, and Ian Poulter.
Mark Chapleski, Executive Vice-President of Troon International, commented, “The team at Yas Links Abu Dhabi has worked hard to make sure that not only the players competing, but also those fans visiting, will enjoy the very best experience. Troon International has been involved with hosting this tournament for 14 years, following the highly successful tenure at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, and credit must go to Matt Waters and Corey Finn, and the entire team at Yas Links for their continued efforts to deliver an exceptional tournament on exceptional playing surfaces.”
The first weekend in February sees Troon International host two tournaments on the same weekend, a historic first for the organisation. The PIF Saudi International is powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers, which will be held for the first time on the Asian Tour at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, led by Mostapha Mneimneh and David Blair.
The second is the inaugural Ras Al Khaimah Championship presented by Phoenix Capital, which will also take place between February 3-6 at Al Hamra Golf Club and forms part of the DP World Tour’s four-week Middle East Swing.
Led by Paul Booth and Dindy Macatlang, the Troon-managed Al Hamra Golf Club will host another follow-up tournament just seven days later. Following confirmation that the Qatar Masters has been postponed, the DP World Tour confirmed a second $2 million tournament will take place, the Ras Al Khaimah Classic.
Chapleski added: “We would like to congratulate and thank our ownerships for their commitment and support to hosting these Tour events, which will help our teams propel their respective clubs and destinations, both locally and globally. To start 2022 off by hosting so many significant golf events at Troon venues underscores our unrivaled standards of quality and conditioning and is a testament to the hard work that all of our Troon-managed and affiliated courses put in globally, to be chosen as Tour venues.”