Thursday kicks off with the participation of the world's elite players

Ahmed Skaik represents the UAE at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

Ahmed Skaik.

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Emirati player Ahmed Skaik, ranked first in the amateur category at the state level, has joined the elite golf players in the world, most notably Rory McIlroy, Colin Morikawa and Adam Scott, in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, which will be held from 20 to 23 January. .

The Abu Dhabi Sports Council announced yesterday that Ahmed Skaik will compete for the Winged Falcon Cup with Josh Hill, one of the most prominent local players in the amateur category, after winning the Abu Dhabi Amateur Championship last December, which contributed to his qualification to participate in the prestigious tournament for the second year in a row.

In the 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, the first stop of the Rolex Series, as part of the DB World Tour, Skaik will face some of the world's most prominent stars, including defending champion Tyrell Hutton, former title holders Tommy Fleetwood and Shane. Lowry and Lee Westwood, along with McIlroy, Morikawa and Scott.

The Emirati champion succeeded last November in achieving a historic achievement, by taking the first strike in the opening of the Aviv Dubai 2021 Championship, achieving at the end the best result for an Emirati player in the history of the DB World Tour.

For his part, the Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Aref Al Awani, said: “We are pleased that Ahmed Skaik has participated in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for the third year in a row, because of his prominent presence, and is one of the most prominent emerging golf stars at the state level, and we always strive with all In all of our tournaments, we planned to support national sports talents, wishing him success while facing some of the most prominent international golfers.”

For his part, Skaik said: “I am honored to receive the invitation to participate in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to compete in the DB World Tour alongside these prestigious names. That I gained from my previous experiences to achieve a distinguished result.”

The tournament offers a total cash prize of $8 million, in addition to 8,000 points for ranking within the D Dubai World Tour.

• The tournament will be held from the 20th to the 23rd of this month.

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