Qatar Masters

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Commercial Bank Qatar Masters
Qatar Masters logo.png
Tournament information
LocationDoha, Qatar
Established1998
Course(s)Education City Golf Club
Par72
Length7,400 yards (6,800 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$1,750,000 (in 2019)
Month playedMarch
Tournament record score
Aggregate268 Paul Lawrie (1999)
268 Adam Scott (2008)
To par−20 as above
Current champion
Spain Jorge Campillo
Location Map
Education City GC is located in Qatar
Education City GC
Education City GC
Location in Qatar
Branden Grace, winner in 2015 and 2016, here posing with the trophy after his second victory.

The Qatar Masters is a European Tour golf tournament held at Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar. When founded in 1998, it was one of two European Tour events to be staged in the Arabian Peninsula, but is currently one of six.[1] From 2005 to 2007 the tournament was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.

The tournament had modest fields in its early years, but with the aid of "promotional" money paid to top golfers to appear, and being scheduled within a three week period that included events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it developed to have one of the European Tour's strongest fields.

In 2018, due to travel restrictions between the UAE and Qatar as a result of the ongoing diplomatic dispute in the Arab World, it was moved to later in the year, and is no longer held at the same time as the Abu Dhabi and Dubai events. The date change coincided with a reduction in prize money, and resulted in a lower field strength than previous editions.[2]

Winners[edit]

Year Tour(s)[a] Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Venue
Commercial Bank Qatar Masters
2020 EUR Spain Jorge Campillo 275 −13 Playoff Scotland David Drysdale Education City
2019 EUR South Africa Justin Harding 275 −13 2 strokes South Africa Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Spain Jorge Campillo
South Korea Choi Jin-ho
South Africa George Coetzee
Spain Nacho Elvira
Sweden Anton Karlsson
France Mike Lorenzo-Vera
South Africa Erik van Rooyen
England Oliver Wilson
Doha
2018 EUR England Eddie Pepperell 270 −18 1 stroke England Oliver Fisher Doha
2017 EUR South Korea Wang Jeung-hun 272 −16 Playoff Sweden Joakim Lagergren
South Africa Jaco van Zyl
Doha
2016 EUR South Africa Branden Grace (2) 274 −14 2 strokes Spain Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Denmark Thorbjørn Olesen
Doha
2015 EUR South Africa Branden Grace 269 −19 1 stroke Scotland Marc Warren Doha
2014 EUR Spain Sergio García 272 −16 Playoff Finland Mikko Ilonen Doha
2013 EUR England Chris Wood 270 −18 1 stroke South Africa George Coetzee
Spain Sergio García
Doha
Commercialbank Qatar Masters
2012 EUR Scotland Paul Lawrie (2) 201 −15 4 strokes Australia Jason Day
Sweden Peter Hanson
Doha
2011 EUR Denmark Thomas Bjørn 274 −14 4 strokes Spain Álvaro Quirós Doha
2010 EUR Sweden Robert Karlsson 273 −15 3 strokes Spain Álvaro Quirós Doha
2009 EUR Spain Álvaro Quirós 269 −19 3 strokes South Africa Louis Oosthuizen
Sweden Henrik Stenson
Doha
2008 EUR Australia Adam Scott (2) 268 −20 3 strokes Sweden Henrik Stenson Doha
2007 EUR, ASA South Africa Retief Goosen 273 −15 1 stroke Australia Nick O'Hern Doha
2006 EUR, ASA Sweden Henrik Stenson 273 −15 3 strokes England Paul Broadhurst Doha
Qatar Masters
2005 EUR, ASA South Africa Ernie Els 276 −12 1 stroke Sweden Henrik Stenson Doha
2004 EUR Sweden Joakim Haeggman 272 −16 1 stroke Japan Nobuhito Sato Doha
2003 EUR South Africa Darren Fichardt 275 −13 Playoff South Africa James Kingston Doha
2002 EUR Australia Adam Scott 269 −19 6 strokes England Nick Dougherty
France Jean-François Remésy
Doha
2001 EUR Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone 274 −14 2 strokes Sweden Robert Karlsson Doha
2000 EUR Netherlands Rolf Muntz 280 −8 5 strokes Wales Ian Woosnam Doha
1999 EUR Scotland Paul Lawrie 268 −20 7 strokes Denmark Søren Kjeldsen
Wales Phillip Price
Doha
1998 EUR Scotland Andrew Coltart 270 −18 2 strokes England Andrew Sherborne
Sweden Patrik Sjöland
Doha
  1. ^ ASA − Asian Tour; EUR − European Tour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Tour - Qatar Masters - History". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ "European Tour changes Desert Swing schedule to have Abu Dhabi and Dubai back-to-back". The National. 7 September 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°23′02″N 51°30′25″E / 25.384°N 51.507°E / 25.384; 51.507