The Troon Abu Dhabi Pro-Am was first launched in March 2018 and was played across Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Abu Dhabi Golf Club. In 2019 the Tournament grew from strength to strength welcoming 72 players from across the globe to experience the two fantastic golf courses over a 54 hole competition. In 2020, the Tournament grew even stronger with the addition of Yas Links Abu Dhabi which provided the participants with the ultimate golf in Abu Dhabi experience to go alongside the fantastic amenities, food & beverage and hotel experience at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa.
The 4th edition of the Troon Abu Dhabi Pro-Am is set to take place from the 31st January – 3rd February 2022 across; Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, a Gary Player designed master piece; and finally, Yas Links Abu Dhabi, a top 50 in the world ranked traditional links course designed by Kyle Phillips and home of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, a DP World Tour Rolex Series event. Participants will enjoy world class golf, amenities, food & beverage and much more throughout the week so grab your closest PGA Professional and join us to experience all that Golf in Abu Dhabi has to offer.
The tournament welcomed 25 teams, a strong line-up of professionals that consisted of former European Tour winners, current Ladies European Tour players and MENA Tour golfers. It proved to be tight at the top after the first day at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club with Emanuele Canonica (ex-European Tour professional) leading but closely followed by Heraty, Busher and LET golfer Noemi Jimenez Martin all shooting a one under par 71 to tie for second place. The second round took place on Yas Links Abu Dhabi, which is the first time this stunning Troon course has been added to this championship. This track certainly suited the eye of Tom Shadbolt who shot a spectacular 66 to join Heraty at the summit of the leaderboard on four under par.
After a night of go-karting at Yas Marina Circuit, the golfers needed to be just as quick off the mark in the final round of the Pro-Am which was played at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, with a number of golfers in contention to seal the championship. It was a thrilling finale with Busher and Heraty both tied at the top, Busher handled the pressure impressively by getting up and down for birdie to his team’s delight. This meant that Heraty needed an eagle on the iconic 18th to force a playoff but could only manage a par to give defending Champion Busher.
“It feels great to be the champion again because it’s always nice to win here, I’ve won twice already at Abu Dhabi Golf Club so I feel comfortable around here and was confident that if I played nicely in the final round I’d give myself a chance of victory and I did so it’s fantastic. Things kind of went my way in the final round because when I didn’t hit a good shot I got quite lucky with the result and I holed some key putts.” Robbie Busher.
“It’s been a fantastic event and we would like to thank Troon and all the staff at the three courses for an excellent week, We are all super happy because we thought we maybe threw it away at the end but we managed to win by three points. I think it was the perfect Pro-Am partnership because we all dove-tailed really well and our Pro had some great rounds, Dara was smashing bombs off the tee and Blanca was holing putts so we were a great combination over the three days. We will definitely return to defend our title next year!” Steve Hall.
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