Walid Al Attar (left) traces up alongside star gamers Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter, Collin Morikawa and Justin Rose to have fun the UAE’s fiftieth anniversary on the Omega Dubai Desert Basic.
Gulf At present, Employees Reporter
Because the United Arab Emirates marks its fiftieth anniversary in 2021, golf superstars Collin Morikawa, Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood and Ian Poulter kick-started the Golden Jubilee celebrations with a 50-foot placing problem on the 18th inexperienced at Emirates Golf Membership forward of the Omega Dubai Desert Basic, which will get underway from Jan. 28-31.
The thirty second staging of the Dubai Desert Basic — the longest working skilled match within the Center East — sees a world-class discipline set to compete for probably the most prestigious titles within the sport.
Omega ambassador Morikawa is making his debut within the occasion and is having fun with the sights and sounds of his first style of Emirates Golf Membership.
“It’s at all times enjoyable to be part of any type of celebration and the fiftieth anniversary of the United Arab Emirates is clearly a trigger for a giant celebration,” mentioned Morikawa, 23, who emerged as a significant champion final yr with victory on the US PGA Championship.
“This can be a match I’ve been wanting ahead to for some time and hopefully I could make it a memorable one and take residence the trophy in what’s an historic yr for the UAE.”
Simon Corkill, Govt Match Director, mentioned: “The UAE Golden Jubilee is a milestone event for the nation and we’re delighted to shine a light-weight on its significance with a gathering of worldwide gamers on the enduring Majlis course forward of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Basic. Since 1989 this match has delivered a large number of reminiscences, and with an array of superstars — such because the gamers concerned on this photocall — our 2021 occasion is bound to supply one other thrilling climax.”
The placing problem noticed the gamers take three makes an attempt to gap out from 50 toes. No participant efficiently made the putt, however Justin Rose’s greatest try was deemed the closest and he was topped the winner.