Golf in Dubai: The UAE’s most popular English language national newspaper 7DAYS has underlined its support for the DP World Tour Championship by renewing its position as Official Newspaper for the US$8 million golf tournament – the final event on The European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
The 2013 DP World Tour Championship will see the top 60 players on The European Tour compete on the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates from 14-17 November.
It will be the second successive year that 7DAYS and the DP golf championship have joined forces and follows the successful partnership enjoyed by the two brands in 2012.
We were delighted to align with the DP World Tour Championship for the first time in 2012 as we believed we could add even more value to what is already an incredibly successful event. As Official Newspaper, we were able to offer our readers the very latest information on the showpiece end-of-season tournament through our various media platforms. This year we will continue with our extensive coverage of The Race to Dubai, which will include special features and exclusive interviews in the build up to and throughout its ultimate conclusion on the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in November.
said 7DAYS CEO Mark Rix.
Nick Tarratt, Director of European Tour International – Dubai Office, said he was greatly encouraged by the success of the 2012 partnership with 7DAYS and was delighted to welcome the newspaper back as a key partner of the 2013 DP World Tour Championship.
Last year we had a record attendance of almost 60,000 spectators over the four days of the tournament, which makes it one of the largest sporting events in the UAE, and we believe that 7DAYS’ promotional activity was a major contributor in encouraging spectators to attend. Once again all eyes will be on Jumeirah Golf Estates when The Race to Dubai reaches its conclusion and together with our family of sponsors we are committed to putting on an event that befits the occasion. With 7DAYS as Official Newspaper, we will work together to get that message to as broad an audience as possible.
Now in its fifth year on the Earth course, the DP World Tour Championship has established itself as one of the most exciting tournaments on The European Tour International Schedule.
Last year’s final day saw 2013 US Open Champion Justin Rose shoot a stunning course record 62 before the then World Number One Rory McIlroy birdied the last five holes to add the DP World Tour Championship title to his 2012 Race to Dubai crown.
Once again tickets for the four-day DP World Tour Championship are free of charge and can be obtained by registering online at the event website www.DPWTC.com.
The $8 million DP World Tour Championship takes place at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai from 14-17 November. It is the final event of The Race to Dubai, a season-long competition spanning 46 tournaments in 25 destinations and across all five continents on The 2013 European Tour International Schedule.
The DP World Tour Championship has been the season-ending climax to The Race to Dubai since 2009. Former Champions include England’s Lee Westwood (2009) Sweden’s Robert Karlsson (2010), Spain’s Alvaro Quiros (2011) and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (2012).
The Race to Dubai winner receives The Harry Vardon Trophy (first awarded in 1937), US$1,000,000 from the US$3,750,000 Bonus Pool and a seven-year European Tour Card exemption. The Bonus Pool counts as Official Money on the final Race to Dubai standings. Winners of The Race to Dubai – Lee Westwood (2009), Germany’s Martin Kaymer (2010), England’s Luke Donald (2011) and Rory McIlroy (2012).
The 2013 Race to Dubai Bonus Pool is divided among the leading ten players in The Race to Dubai as calculated at the conclusion of the 2013 DP World Tour Championship. To be eligible for the Bonus Pool prize money, a player must participate in the 2013 DP World Tour Championship. To be eligible for the DP World Tour Championship a player must participate in at least two* of the three other tournaments comprising The Final Series prior to Dubai (BMW Masters, the WGC-HSBC Champions and Turkish Open).
*Exception: Any player who was not eligible to play all three tournaments at close of entries.
The 2013 DP World Tour Championship is supported by the following partners:
Title Sponsor: DP World
Host Venue: Jumeirah Golf Estates
Premium Partners: Emirates Airline, Rolex, BMW
Sponsors: Atlantis -The Palm, 7DAYS
Media Partners: Worldwide Golf, Dubai Eye 103.8
Event Suppliers: Mouton Cadet, ProSports International, Xerox, Footjoy
Event Supporters: Dubai Duty Free, Emirates Golf Federation, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Dubai Calendar, Dubai Sports Council
For further information: Alan Ewens, Media Manager, DP World Tour
Championship, Dubai. Tel: +97150 4514188. firstname.lastname@example.org
In the picture the third round of the DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 24, 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.