“It’s always encouraging to see the number of spectators grow each year and I’m sure the 2018 edition will be no different.” Peter German, Championship Director
“It is a bitter-sweet thing, knowing two cultures. Once you leave your birthplace nothing is ever the same.” Sarah Turnbull
“First time I’ve been inside the top five. It’s nice to be up there. The ultimate goal this year is to go win a major and this is a big step in the right direction for sure.” Rickie Fowler
“To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.” P.G. Wodehouse
The strap line for this year’s HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championships, its 10th Anniversary was ‘Expect the Unexpected’ and the unexpected is definitely what happened! With four hole-in-ones, a three-time champion who had an incredible (some thought unbeatable lead on the last day) ending up in third place, a near play off to decide the overall champion and a rookie twenty-two year first time winner, Gary Stal (ranked 357 in the world) swooping in to claim victory and the coveted Falcon trophy, who knew golf could be so exciting!!
“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.” Arnold Palmer