Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

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Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
Tournament information
Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Established 2006
Course(s) Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Par 72
Length 7,600 yards (6,900 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $2,700,000
Month played January
Tournament record score
Aggregate 264 Martin Kaymer (2011)
To par −24 Martin Kaymer (2011)
Current champion
Spain Pablo Larrazábal

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship is a European Tour golf tournament that was staged for the first time in January 2006. It is played at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The creation of this event was part of the European Tour's continuing expansion into Asia, and it makes up a trio of European Tour events in the Gulf States alongside the Dubai Desert Classic (founded in 1989) and the Qatar Masters (founded in 1998). Unlike most European Tour events staged in Asia it is not co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour. The prize fund for each of the first five editions was US$2 million.

Since coming on board as the tournament’s headline sponsor in 2010, HSBC has played a key role in driving the Championship forward. In addition to helping local organiser, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, attract the game’s greatest players to the emirate, the Championship prize fund has grown to US$ 2.7 million during its association with the ‘World’s Local Bank’.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
2014 Pablo Larrazábal  Spain 274 (–14) 1 stroke Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
United States Phil Mickelson
2013 Jamie Donaldson  Wales 274 (−14) 1 stroke Denmark Thorbjørn Olesen
England Justin Rose
2012 Robert Rock  England 275 (−13) 1 stroke Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
2011 Martin Kaymer (3)  Germany 264 (−24) 8 strokes Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
2010 Martin Kaymer (2)  Germany 267 (−21) 1 stroke England Ian Poulter
2009 Paul Casey (2)  England 267 (−21) 1 stroke Germany Martin Kaymer
South Africa Louis Oosthuizen
2008 Martin Kaymer  Germany 273 (−15) 4 strokes Sweden Henrik Stenson
England Lee Westwood
2007 Paul Casey  England 271 (−17) 1 stroke Sweden Peter Hanson
Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2006 Chris DiMarco  United States 268 (−20) 1 stroke Sweden Henrik Stenson

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