Ryder Cup Captain Luke Donald leads the full field for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


They include defending champion Thomas Pieters, as well as former winners Tommy Fleetwood and Shane Lowry for the 18th edition. 2018 Open champion Francesco Molinari, three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington, three-time DP World Tour winner Ryan Fox and rising star Sepp Straka also feature in a packed field.

The Abu Dhabi Sports Council has confirmed complimentary tickets for all days of the tournament, giving UAE fans the chance to experience the world-class field in person for the second consecutive year at Yas Links for free. A range of premium experience tickets start from Dh1,200.

Visit abudhabichchampionship.com to purchase all types of tickets and find information about this unmissable event.

The four-day Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship offers a festival of entertainment for the whole family on Yas Island. Participants will discover a championship village with a huge variety of food and drink, sports and live music.

Additionally, all 20 players named in the Hero Cup, a new matchplay tournament played in Abu Dhabi between continental Europe and Great Britain and Ireland the week before, will start their 2023 DP World Tour season at Yas Links.

Scotsman Robert MacIntyre, who claimed his second DP World Tour title in October at the DS Automobiles Italian Open at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, venue of the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome, Italy, is one of many DP World Tour champions Stars hoping to secure a position for Team Europe in September.

His Excellency Aref Al Awani, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “There is a superb group of players emerging and we look forward to welcoming these future stars to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Yas Links later this month to be allowed.”

The successful move to Yas Island in 2022 heralded a new chapter for the tournament, which highlights Abu Dhabi as an international sporting hub as the season-ending F1 Championship and Ultimate Fighting Championship are also based at this world-class venue.

The DP World Tour confirmed that all 2023 Rolex Series events will feature a total prize fund of $9 million – an increase of $1 million over the 2022 prize. The 2023 tournament will be the second of four Events that form the Middle East swing as Abu Dhabi prepares to host two weeks of world-class golf across multiple venues.

Abdulfattah Sharaf, CEO of HSBC UAE and Head of International Markets, said: “HSBC has been supporting new vision and opportunity in the UAE since we first opened our doors to business here more than 75 years ago.

“We are delighted to support a world-class sporting event here in Abu Dhabi and look forward to welcoming big names in golf alongside rising young talent. Everyone is welcome later this month to the stunning Yas Links where tickets are free for all.”

Yas Island is Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure, retail and entertainment hub and a leader in supporting the emirate’s 2030 Economic Vision. The new venue offers a unique blend of breathtaking views, world-class hospitality and a diverse range of award-winning leisure and entertainment attractions that enhance the experience for fans, whether in person or watching from around the world.

Yas Links Abu Dhabi, designed by Kyle Phillips, opened in 2010 and was ranked 34th in Golf Digest’s 2022 Global Top 100 Golf Courses list. It also hosted the golf element of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games.

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