Big winners, Ryder Cup stars and former champions will headline a star-studded field at the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic as the iconic event is elevated to the Rolex Tournament Series of the DP World Tour for the first time in 2022.
World number two and defending Open champion Collin Morikawa and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy are among the best in the world who will join the defending champion Paul Casey as a new era begins at the Emirates Golf Club from January 27-30.
world number six Victor Hovland became the first Norwegian to play in the Ryder Cup last year. He will be making his second appearance at the event, alongside his teammates Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Bernd Wiesberger, as well as their Captain, triple Major winner patrick harington.
The 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, who also made his Ryder Cup debut at Whistling Straits, will join Europe’s all-time leading points scorer and major co-winner Sergio Garcia on the pitch, with the Spaniard aiming to lift the famous Dallah Trophy for the second time.
Danny Willette is looking to achieve the same feat, with the Englishman setting a precedent for Garcia by winning at the Emirates Golf Club just months before securing the green jacket.
It promises to be a momentous birthday for another former winner at Augusta National, along with the 2013 Masters Tournament champion Adam Scott back to the event exactly 20 years after its last appearance in 2002. Meanwhile, the 2011 Green Jacket winner, Charles Schwartzel, making its eighth appearance and first since 2010.
Slync.io, the logistics technology provider revolutionizing the way global supply chains work, is the new title sponsor of the Dubai Desert Classic, an event with a sparkling list of past winners.
Among those who have played the game yet again this month is the 2016 Open champion Henrik Stenson, European Ryder Cup captains Thomas Bjorn and Colin Montgomerie, Spanish Ryder Cup stars Rafa Cabrera Bello and Miguel Angel Jimenez and Scotland Stephen Gallacher – the only player to lift the trophy in consecutive seasons.
The Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic will also provide a unique opportunity for a rising star, with Texan Sam Bennett claim a sponsor exemption as the highest ranked player in the PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking.
Simon Corkill, Tournament Executive Director, Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic, said: “This year, the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic has attracted some of the best golfers in the world, and we look forward to hosting an international class course. world for a truly memorable event. edition of the event. With free spectator entry this year, a first for the tournament, there is sure to be an incredible atmosphere befitting the high status of a Rolex Series event on the DP World Tour.
This year’s event offers something to interest spectators both on and off the field. Tournament Town will feature a wide range of family entertainment as well as a range of food trucks in partnership with Wasl, including popular brands Shawarma Station, Aballi Arabic Concept, Wok Boyz, Koshari, Choma BBQ, Burro Blanco and more.
Other initiatives include “Pink Saturday”, where players, caddies and fans are encouraged to dress in pink to raise awareness of breast cancer in the UAE and beyond, and “Sunday of sustainability”, a day dedicated to the implementation of the many green and sustainable initiatives of the tournament. focus.
The 2022 edition of the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic will also see its hospitality offering transformed, with the terraces of the Dallah Lounge and the Sky Deck relocated to a prime location overlooking both the 9and and the 18and green vegetables. The package includes a sumptuous lunch, drinks, afternoon tea, VIP parking and player tours, see: www.slyncdubaidesertclassic.com or contact Hospitality@slyncdubaidesertclassic.com for more information.
The Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic 2022 will be the second of back-to-back Rolex Series events in the Middle East in January, with the Abu Dhabi and Dubai tournaments also forming part of the European Tour’s traditional ‘Desert Swing’ which attracts every year the best players in the sport.
Celebrating its 33rd edition in 2022, the iconic tournament has been won by some of the biggest names in golf, including grand champions Seve Ballesteros, Fred Couples, Jose Maria Olazábal, Mark O’Meara, Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau.
The winner’s circle over the past 32 years has also featured Ryder Cup stars such as Mark James, the inaugural champion in 1989. The tournament is now set for an even brighter future with the support of Slync.io.
For more information on the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic, please visit: www.slyncdubaidesertclassic.com