Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

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Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
Tournament information
LocationAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Established2006
Course(s)Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Par72
Length7,600 yards (6,934 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$2,700,000
Month playedJanuary
Tournament record score
Aggregate264 Martin Kaymer (2011)
To par–24 Martin Kaymer (2011)
Current champion
Wales Jamie Donaldson
 
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Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
Tournament information
LocationAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Established2006
Course(s)Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Par72
Length7,600 yards (6,934 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$2,700,000
Month playedJanuary
Tournament record score
Aggregate264 Martin Kaymer (2011)
To par–24 Martin Kaymer (2011)
Current champion
Wales Jamie Donaldson

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]

YearWinnerCountryScoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
2013Jamie Donaldson Wales274 (−14)1 strokeDenmark Thorbjørn Olesen
England Justin Rose
2012Robert Rock England275 (−13)1 strokeNorthern Ireland Rory McIlroy
2011Martin Kaymer (3) Germany264 (−24)8 strokesNorthern Ireland Rory McIlroy
Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
2010Martin Kaymer (2) Germany267 (−21)1 strokeEngland Ian Poulter
2009Paul Casey (2) England267 (−21)1 strokeGermany Martin Kaymer
South Africa Louis Oosthuizen
2008Martin Kaymer (1) Germany273 (−15)4 strokesSweden Henrik Stenson
England Lee Westwood
2007Paul Casey (1) England271 (−17)1 strokeSweden Peter Hanson
Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2006Chris DiMarco United States268 (−20)1 strokeSweden Henrik Stenson

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