Champion Hutton will take part again in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council announced that reigning champion Tyrell Hutton, along with a selection of former champions including Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry and Lee Westwood, will participate in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, on the first leg of the Rolex Series of the DP World Tour 2022, It will take place from January 20 to 23, on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
The four stars, at Yas Links Stadium in Abu Dhabi, will meet a distinguished group of the Ryder Cup team: Victor Hovland, Ian Poulter, Bernd Weisberger, and Padreig Harrington, captain of the 2020 tournament. Masters golf stars Adam Scott and Danny Willett have also confirmed their joining. To the tournament, with Henrik Stensen, the 2016 Open champion who is looking to add another victory at the Desert Championships in Abu Dhabi to his track record.
Hatton became the second golfer to win four Rolex Series titles after his stunning performance in Abu Dhabi last year by defeating Rory McIlroy, the holder of four major championships, in a match that ended by four strokes in a row.
Hatton, ranked 22 in the world, defends his unique winged falcon title at Yas Links Stadium in Abu Dhabi against his Northern Irish counterpart McIlroy, who begins the 2022 season;
He also faces American Colin Morikawa, the recent winner of the DP World Tour and two-time Grand Prix winner, who is making his first participation in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, after participating in several consecutive events in the UAE.
Commenting on the matter, Hatton, a two-time Ryder Cup participant, said: “I scored a very important victory in Abu Dhabi last January, and I am proud that it was my sixth victory against an elite group of champions, as it was the perfect opening for the 2021 season. I look forward to defending my title in a week Stand out with a line-up of champions, at Yas Links Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the fantastic new world-class destination.”
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