Major champion added to all-star Abu Dhabi golf tournament

Former US Open winner Graeme McDowell joins HSBC Golf Championships

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Former Major winner Graeme McDowell, European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn and charismatic Brit Ian Poulter have joined the star-studded field for the hotly-anticipated Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

The golfing season will be back in full swing as the trio bid for glory on the greens against golfing greats such as four-time Major champion Rory McIlroy, World Number One Dustin Johnson, 2016 British Open victor Henrik Stenson and defending champion Tommy Fleetwood at Abu Dhabi Golf Club from January 18 until January 21.

The 13th edition of the prestigious tournament, which is being presented by Emirates Global Aluminium, will see the galaxy of golfing stars compete for a share of a lucrative $2.7 million prize pot.

The championship kicks off the Desert Swing part of the European tour, which also some of the globe’s best golfers show off their sporting skills over the road in Dubai.

Rising star Fleetwood will be determined to retain his crown, but the talented Englishman faces stiff competition from one of the best fields ever assembled at the event.

From Dhs50. Thu Jan 18-Sun Jan 21. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, www.abudhabigolfchampionship.com (055 302 0620).

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