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Dubai Desert Classic

Postby shawarma » 15 Jan 2009, 03:25

  • What? Dubai Desert Classic annual golf torunament in Dubai, part of the European PGA Tour. First tournament held in 1989, which makes this year's Desert Classic the 20th.
  • Where? Emirates Golf Club
  • When? Monday 26 January to Sunday 01 February 2009 (Monday and Tuesday are practice days, Tuesday is Challenge Match day)
  • How much?
    27 January 2009 Challenge Match: 75 dhs for general public, 60 dhs for UGA members or Mastercard holders
    28 January 2009 Pro-Am Match: 75 dhs for general public, 60 dhs for UGA members or Mastercard holders
    29 January - 01 February 2009: 175 dhs / day for general public, 160 dhs / day for UGA members or Mastercard holders
    Season ticket valid all days is 675 dhs for general public, or 600 dhs for UGA members or Mastercard holders
    Prize money is $2.5 million (AED 9 million) total. Winner gets $416,660, top 5 spots each get more than $100k, 70th place only gets $4570 which is still pretty decent for a few days work.
  • Tickets from where? online from DDC website until noon 21 January 2009, at the gate on tournament days starting 27 January 2009
  • Organisers? Golf in Dubai (actually, it's written as "golf in DUBAi" in press releases which makes it look like a typewriter with a faulty "Shift" key was used :? .
  • Main Sponsors? Dubai Aluminium (Dubal), main sponsor since 1992
  • Contact tel? Golf in Dubai tel +971-4-3802112
  • Website?
Anything else?

The Dubai Desert Classic is not related to the Dubai Desert Challenge, another competitive sport where cars rather than balls are driven. Which sounds less painful but probably isn't.

Dubai Desert Classic 2008 - last years tournament
Abu Dhabi Golf Championship - also part of the European PGA Tour, from 15-18 January 2009
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