Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Preview

LAHAINA, HI – JANUARY 03: Dustin Johnson of the United States acknowledges the crowd on the 12th green during the first round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club on January 3, 2019 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

In what has become one of the most prestigious tournaments the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship welcomes the best players from both the PGA and European Tour. Fifteen of the worlds top Fifty ranked players in the WGR are in the field, 4 of them are Major Champions, two other past Major Champions are in the field those 6 Major Champions have combined for 9 victories, 3 Masters, 3 US Opens, 2 Open Championships and 1 PGA Championship. 6 of the players play on last years Ryder Cup teams, and one of the Captains.

Brooks Kopeka and Dustin Johnson the 2nd and 3rd ranked players in the world headline the American contingent. Two-time defending champion Tommy Fleetwood, Henrik Stenson, Louis Oosthuizen. Lee Westwood, Rafa Cabrera Bello two time past winner Martin Kaymer headline the rest of the field. Also in the field are blasts from the past like two-time Masters Champion Jose Maria Olazabal and 2008 Masters Champion Trevor Immelman.

The European Tour has really flourished in its golf around the Arabian Peninsula and has gotten this startup tournament just 13-years ago into one of the best fields in the world. The worlds best will battle it out once again in the United Arab Emirates.

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