Race to Dubai winners Tommy Fleetwood and Martin Kaymer will join defending champion Antoine Rozner and World Number 27 Paul Casey as a strong international field assembles at the AVIV Dubai Championship, the penultimate event on the 2021 Race to Dubai season.
Rozner finished two strokes clear of compatriot Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Italian Francesco Laporta and English pair Andy Sullivan and Matt Wallace to secure his maiden victory last December, and the Frenchman is hoping to defend his title in style at the Fire course at Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 11-14.
European Ryder Cup Captain Padraig Harrington and Ryder Cup rookie Bernd Wiesberger will also tee it up alongside four-time European Tour winner Wallace, and past Rolex Series winners Min Woo Lee and Rafa Cabrera Bello, the latter recently winning his national open in impressive style earlier this month in Madrid.
Free general admission tickets are available here for spectators to watch some of the world’s best golfers compete to stamp their ticket to the season-ending event.
Antoine Rozner, statements
“It’s always great to be back playing in Dubai and I’m very excited to defend a European Tour title for the first time,” said Rozner.
“We have two quality weeks at Jumeriah Golf Estates to conclude the Race to Dubai, and I have fond memories here from last year, so I would love to add to those wonderful times with another good week in Dubai”.
A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship).
A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the "secret weapon" of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.
"He's a good guy, he's been through a lot as a sportsman and he's the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I'm not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period.
" These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed 'the Baltimore Shark', important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. "The mental aspect is something I've worked on a lot with him lately.
I'm really lucky to have him around. Besides, he's a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value." This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.