Hotel Dubai: Atlantis the Palm renews DP Golf World Tour Championship Sponsorship

Hotel Dubai: Atlantis the Palm renews DP Golf World Tour Championship Sponsorship

Dubai (UAE): The top 60 golfers on The European Tour will enjoy a luxurious end to The Race to Dubai with the announcement that the Hotel Atlantis The Palm is once again the Official Hotel of the $8 million DP World Tour Championship, Dubai – the final event of the year-long Race to Dubai.

To be staged on the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates from 22-25 November, the event has enjoyed a successful partnership with Atlantis, The Palm – the iconic destination resort situated on Dubai’s Palm Island – since joining The European Tour calendar in 2009.

Hotel Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai is extremely proud to be the Official Hotel of The DP World Tour Championship for the fourth year in succession. The tournament is a prestigious international event drawing in the biggest names in golf for the culmination of The Race to Dubai. We are happy to welcome the players with their families to Atlantis where they can relax and enjoy their downtime among our many attractions.

said Serge Zaalof, President and Managing Director Atlantis, The Palm.

As the Official Hotel, Atlantis will host the players and their families, while working closely together with The European Tour to raise awareness of the tournament and implement additional activities supporting golf in the UAE.

In addition, the resort will implement a number of its own initiatives in the build-up to the tournament in November involving golf packages, fun activities for kids and adults, as well as unique competitions and raffles.

After 46 events in 25 destinations across five continents, only the top 60 player will qualify to compete for a share of $8 million in prize money at the DP World Tour Championship. And for stars such as defending Race to Dubai Champion Luke Donald, there is also the prospect of a slice of the $3.75 million Race to Dubai Bonus Pool on
offer to the final top ten.

With a world-class field and The DP World Tour Championship offering such a significant prize-fund, the tournament is highly regarded by all the players on The European Tour
Hotel Atlantis, The Palm is a world-class resort, which offers a unique and relaxing environment for the players to enjoy the final week of The European Tour season. It has been the event’s Official Hotel since the outset in 2009 and the feedback we receive from the players and their families is extremely positive with many of them enjoying attractions such as Dolphin Bay, Aquaventure waterpark and The Lost Chambers.

said Nick Tarratt, Director of European Tour International, Dubai Office.

Entrance to the DP World Tour Championship will be free of charge for the fourth year in a row – spectators are requested to register for their free season tickets at the event’s

The $8 million DP World Tour Championship – staged in Dubai from 22-25 November – is the finale of The Race to Dubai, a season-long competition spanning a minimum of 46 tournaments in 25 destinations and across all five continents on The 2012 European Tour International Schedule.

Now in its fourth year on the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, the DP World Tour Championship has been the season-ending climax to The Race to Dubai since 2009 and has seen victory go to Lee Westwood of England, Sweden’s Robert Karlsson and the reigning champion Alvaro Quiros of Spain.

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 winner of The Race to Dubai will secure Category 1 Membership of The European Tour similar to the winners of The Open Championship, the US Open, the US PGA Championship and the Masters Tournament. The Bonus Pool will count as Official Money on the final Race to Dubai standings. Winners of The Race to Dubai since its inception – Lee Westwood (2009), Martin Kaymer (2010) and last year’s winner Luke Donald.

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For further information, please contact: Alan Ewens, Media Manager,
DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
Email: alan2804@emirates.net.ae – Tel: +97150 4514188 www.dpwtc.com

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