Move to Yas Island opens new era for HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship
The HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship will take place at Yas Links for the first time next year, and will leave its traditional base at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Gulf today, Journalist
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the European Tour announced on Monday that the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship will travel to Yas Island for the first time next year when Yas Links Abu Dhabi hosts the event. opening of the Rolex Series for the 2022 season.
Designed by Kyle Phillips and recently ranked 48th in the Global Golf Digest’s Top 100, Yas Links will open a new chapter for the prestigious event as it moves to one of the growing leisure and entertainment destinations fastest in the world in Abu Dhabi from January 20-23, 2022.
First held in 2006, the tournament was held at the iconic Abu Dhabi Golf Club for 16 consecutive years and, having built a strong legacy in the Middle East, the move to Yas Island made Abu Dhabi an international sports center with the end of the season. The F1 Championship and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are also resident at this world-class venue.
Yas Island is Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure, retail and entertainment hub, paving the way to support the emirate’s Economic Vision 2030.
The new venue offers a unique blend of breathtaking views, first-class hospitality and a diverse range of award-winning leisure and entertainment attractions, enhancing the experience for fans whether they are attending in person or watching whole world.
Aref Al Awani, Secretary General of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said, âWe are proud of all of our sports facilities which host various events and support our plans for further success.
“By moving this award-winning tournament to Yas Links for the first time, we will add more excellence to the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship and present an exceptional event, especially since it takes place on one of the most beautiful and one of the world’s finest golf courses, and one of the world’s premier leisure and entertainment destinations, Yas Island.
“We look forward to another fantastic championship to kick off an exciting sporting year in the United Arab Emirates.”
Keith Pelley, CEO of the European Tour, added: âAs one of our Rolex Series events, the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship and Yas Links offer our players and fans an experience like no other. Yas Island is synonymous with major sporting events in the United Arab Emirates and we are delighted that our first Rolex Series tournament of the year is highlighted on the world stage. “
Tyrrell Hatton delivered a dominant performance to win his fourth Rolex Series title and make the perfect start to the 2021 season at the HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi in January. The Englishman faced four-time Major winner and Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy throughout the week and ultimately finished four strokes ahead on stellar terrain to kick off his year.
The 17th edition of the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship will be the first of consecutive Rolex Series events in the United Arab Emirates with tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Dubai being part of the traditional âDesert Swingâ attracting top golfers.