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World's top two golfers confirmed for Abu Dhabi event

World's top two golfers confirmed for Abu Dhabi event
23 Oct 2012

Sports fans planning to book Abu Dhabi hotels to attend a major event at the beginning of 2013 will be able to see the world's top two golfers in action.

It has been confirmed that Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will feature at the eighth annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship from 17 to 20 January next year.

Faisal Al Sheikh, event manager at the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, which organises the championship, said the participation of McIlroy and Woods is a 'significant coup' for the event and shows how far it has come in a relatively short time.

'Rory and Tiger are true giants of the game and represent only our opening round - we are actively working to bring another world-class field to Abu Dhabi,' he added.

The competition takes place at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which boasts features including the 12,000 sq m Championship Village, where visitors will find a range of attractions, activities and live performances complementing the sporting action.

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