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Encyclopedia > Dubai Desert Classic
18th hole during Dubal Desert Classic 2001
18th hole during Dubal Desert Classic 2001

The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which is usually played in February or March. It takes place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and is part of the European Tour schedule. It was inaugurated in 1989 and was the first European Tour event in the Middle East. It is played on the "Majlis" course at Emirates Golf Club, although it moved to Dubai Creek Golf Club for two years in 1999 and 2000, and will again be staged there in 2007. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (961x752, 665 KB) Photo by Paddy Briggs I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (961x752, 665 KB) Photo by Paddy Briggs I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Coordinates: Emirate Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area    - City 4,114 km² Population    - City (2006) 1,241,000[1]  - Density 293. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


The event is notable for attracting some of the biggest stars in world golf with the assistance of generous appearance fees.


Winners

Dubai Desert Classic

Emirates Airlines Desert Classic Nationality  United States Birth December 30, 1975 Cypress, California Height 6 ft 2 in (1. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Mark OMeara (born January 13, 1957 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is an American golfer who was a prolific tournament winner on the PGA Tour and around the world from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. ... Robert-Jan Derksen (born 3 January 1974 in Nijmegen) is a Dutch golfer. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Thomas Bjørn (born 18 February 1971) is a Danish golfer who plays on the European Tour. ... José Eusebio Cóceres (born 14 August 1963 in Chaco Argentina) is an Argentine golfer who spent many years on the European Tour and is now a member of the U.S. based PGA Tour. ... David Howell (born 1975) is an English golfer from Surrey. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... Richard Green (born 19 February 1971) is an Australian golfer. ... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... // Fred Couples on the cover of a 2000 biography by Kathlene Bissell. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Wayne Westner (born 28 September 1961) is a South African golfer. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ...

Karl Litten Desert Classic Eamonn Darcy (born 7 August 1952 in Delgany) is one of the most successful golfers produced by the Republic of Ireland. ...

// Mark Hugh James (born 28 October 1953) is an English golfer who had a long career on the European Tour and captained Europe in the 1999 Ryder Cup. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ...

See also

The other two European Tour events in the Gulf States:

The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship is a new European Tour golf tournament to be held at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club by Sheraton in Abu Dhabi in the United Emirates which will be staged for the first time in January 2006. ... The Qatar Masters, which was established in 1998 is one of the two PGA European Tour golf tournaments which are staged in the Gulf States, the other being the Dubai Desert Classic. ...

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Dubai Desert Classic [DDC] - TEN Guide [UAE] (142 words)
Dubai Desert Classic is a yearly golf tournament that began in 1990 and is organized and promoted by the Dubai Desert Classic Executive Committee.
The golf event is sanctioned by the PGA European Tour, sponsored by Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) and presented in association with UAE Golf Association.
Dubai Desert Classic takes place at the Majlis Course of the Emirates Golf Club for a prize of US$ 2 Million at the beginning of March.
Dubai Desert Classic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (157 words)
The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which is usually played in February or March.
It takes place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and is part of the European Tour schedule.
It was inaugurated in 1989 and was the first European Tour event in the Middle East.
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