Bad weather in Dubai, Thomas Pieters leader

OK start for Tommy Fleetwood and Patrick Reed, both at "-4" after 15 and 16 holes respectively. While he is on the "-2", with still three holes to complete, the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy

by Andrea Gussoni
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Bad weather in Dubai, Thomas Pieters leader

In Dubai, the Hero Desert Classic, the second tournament of the Rolex Series of the DP World Tour 2023, started six hours late - due to bad weather and a flooded field - then was suspended due to the arrival of darkness, which will therefore start again tomorrow.

with a strong delay on the roadmap. There are 66 players who have not even taken the field for the opening 18 holes of the competition and among these are also the Molinari brothers, Francesco and Edoardo.

Hero Desert Classic, results

In the United Arab Emirates, speaking of blues, Guido Migliozzi has played 11 holes and is currently at "-1" after making three birdies, with two bogeys.

At the head of the provisional classification is the Belgian Thomas Pieters, at "-5" after 15. OK start for Tommy Fleetwood and Patrick Reed, both at "-4" after 15 and 16 holes respectively. While he is on the "-2", with still three holes to complete, the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy.

Number 1 in the world, he has already won the competition twice and this year he is chasing the trio to emulate what Ernie Els did in the past. In 1999, Dubai Ports International (DPI) was established, the first project of which was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with a local partner for the management and operation of the South Container Terminal (SCT).

DPI then developed operations in the ports of Djibouti in 2000, Visakhapatnam, India in 2002 and Constanta, Romania in 2003. In January 2005 DPI acquired CSX World Terminals (CSX WT). Subsequently, in September 2005, Dubai Ports International officially merged with the Dubai Ports Authority to form DP World.

The rapid expansion through acquisition continued in March 2006 when DP World bought the world's fourth largest port operator, P&O Ferries for £3.9bn. DP World sponsors the new DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, played at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

For the first three editions of the tournament formerly known as 'The Dubai World Championship', DP World had been an introducing sponsor. DP World also supports the Hong Kong Open, the penultimate event of The Race to Dubai and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club.

For the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship, DP World and Renault F1 Team, have signed an agreement which makes DP World, the global logistics partner of the team, which will change its name to Renault DP World F1 from the 2020 season.

In the 2020 Indian Premier League season, DP World is the global logistics partner for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team.

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