Tyrrell Hatton, shown during his victorious run at the 2021 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship as part of the European PGA Tour, comes back as defending champion next week in the new DP World Tour. Photo: Ross Kinnaird, Getty Images
It is back to business for DP World Tour, formerly the European PGA Tour, as they embark on a run of four tournaments in the Middle East. This, of course, is the circuit's second start after the opening trio of 72-hole events in South Africa ahead of the new calendar year was reduced to a lone 36-hole affair. All because of COVID-19.
If everything goes to plan this time around, Tyrrell Hatton, the defending champion, will tee off in the company of such as Collin Morikawa, Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry, Lee Westwood and Henrik Stenson at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Yas Links on 20 January. Next up is the Dubai Desert Classic, an event which has been on the go for so long that it is almost part of the region’s history. Indeed, when the first of the Desert Classics was held in 1989, there was little more...
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