The DP World Tour moves from Bahrain to Doha, where the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters will be held from 8 to 11 February. On the course of the Doha Golf Club, there will still be eight Italian golfers competing, including Guido Migliozzi, who was second in this tournament in 2021, and Filippo Celli, who was the best Italian last week in Bahrain.
The other Italians who will participate are Matteo Manassero, Renato Paratore, Edoardo Molinari, Francesco Laporta, Andrea Pavan and Lorenzo Scalise. The only absentee among the Italians with a full "card" is Francesco Molinari.
The event will offer a prize pool of $2,500,000, of which $425,000 will go to the winner. After his outstanding performance in the Bahrain Championship, South African Dylan Frittelli, along with his compatriots Thriston Lawrence, Ockie Strydom and Zander Lombard, will be considered among the favourites.
There are also good chances of success for Danish Rasmus Hojgaard, New Zealander Daniel Hillier and Germans Yannik Paul and Maximilian Kieffer. However, Finnish Sami Valimaki will be absent, as he hopes to find a place on the playing field at the Phoenix Open, a PGA Tour event taking place in the United States at the same time.
Among the winners of past editions, there will be some well-known names such as the Scottish Ewen Ferguson (2022), the French Antoine Rozner (2021), the Spanish Jorge Campillo (2020), the English Eddie Pepperell (2018), the South Korean Jeunghun Wang (2017) and the British Chris Wood (2013).
It will be interesting to see who emerges in this year's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. Doha is the capital and most populous city of the state of Qatar. It is located on the Persian Gulf and had a population of 956,460 in 2015.
It is the largest city in Qatar and, with its urban and suburban area, is home to approximately 60% of the state's population. In Doha there is the seat of the government of Qatar, whose head is the emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
Near the city is Education City, an area where several university campuses and institutes dedicated to research and innovation have been established. The city has a cosmopolitan character. The main headquarters of the US military Central Command is located in Doha, the largest in the entire Middle East.