Cape City – The Saudi Arabia Golf Federation (SGF) confirmed that the
new European Tour occasion happening from January 31 to February three, 2019 will characteristic Dustin Johnson, the world’s prime ranked
golfer, and Patrick Reed, the 2018 Masters Champion, on the inaugural occasion.
With the aim to ascertain the event as a number one
occasion on the European Tour schedule and globally, the SGF used the event of
the Royal Greens Golf and Nation Membership particular opening occasion this weekend to
verify that becoming a member of Johnson and Reed within the subject shall be world
No 13, Paul Casey, and 2018 Ryder Cup Captain, Thomas Bjørn.
The event will happen inside King Abdullah
Financial Metropolis at Royal Greens Golf & Nation Membership, which is located alongside
the spectacular Purple Sea shoreline.
The membership boasts a premier championship golf
course, a state-of-the-art clubhouse, a world-class apply facility and
beautiful residential and leisure services.
Aiming to draw lots of the
finest gamers on the earth, there may also be a particular give attention to households,
neighborhood, charity and junior improvement because the Kingdom appears to develop its
Additional particulars on the occasion identify, prize fund, occasion
companions and different particulars shall be introduced within the coming weeks.
H.E. Yasir Al-Rumayyan, chairperson of the Saudi Golf
Federation commented: “This can be a crucial weekend for us as we mark the
opening of our new world-class golf services on the Royal Greens Golf and
Nation Membership. On the similar time, we’re very proud to announce that our
inaugural Tour occasion in January 2019 will welcome each the primary participant in
the world, Dustin Johnson and the champion of the 12 months’s first Main, Patrick
Reed. Along with Paul Casey, we have already got three of the world’s prime 15
gamers confirmed, together with Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn, which is barely the
begin of our participant bulletins!”
“Now we have bold plans to speed up golf
improvement within the Kingdom, with a particular give attention to juniors and households, and
this occasion will play a key position in our plans. The event will present an
vital platform for us to showcase Saudi Arabia’s many belongings to the world,
from our golf programs and services, to our wealthy cultural heritage to our
enterprise credentials and our ever growing life-style and leisure
World No 1 Johnson commented: “I’m excited to make
my first journey to Saudi Arabia and help this historic new occasion. It sounds
like some superb issues are occurring there, together with massive plans for junior
and household golf improvement. It is an honor to be a part of Saudi Arabia’s golf
journey from the onset.”
“It has been
a loopy few weeks since I gained at Augusta and a lot enjoyable,” mentioned the just lately topped Masters champion, Reed.
“I had not, at this
stage, finalised something in my schedule for subsequent 12 months however after I heard about
the bold plans for golf in Saudi Arabia, I dedicated right away.”
Keith Pelley, chief government of the European
Tour, mentioned: “We’re delighted to have Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Paul Casey
and Thomas Bjørn within the subject for our first skilled golf event in
“Royal Greens Golf and Nation Membership is a
spectacular venue, with world class services, and our gamers are going to
completely love taking part in there.
“We’re a worldwide Tour and that is an thrilling
alternative for us to play in a brand new nation which has a robust give attention to golf as
a part of its imaginative and prescient for the long run. Our thanks go to His Royal Majesty, Mohammad
bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for this imaginative and prescient, and to the Saudi Arabia
Normal Sports activities Authority, the Saudi Arabian Golf Federation and everybody on the
Royal Greens Golf and Nation Membership and the King Abdullah Financial Metropolis
for his or her dedication to this inaugural event.”