High noon showdown for big guns as Dubai world Golf Championship gets underway

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Dubai (UAE): The 2010 Dubai World Championship presented by DP World gets underway at the Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates today (Thursday) with the pairing of Race to Dubai leader Martin Kaymer and his nearest challenger Graeme McDowell the pick of the two-balls.

The top 60 players in The Race to Dubai will tackle the Greg Norman-designed course in 30 pairings with South Africa’s Thomas Aiken and Soren Hansen of Denmark the first group out at 7.30am.

But it’s the 12.30pm showdown between Kaymer from Germany and Northern Ireland’s McDowell that will catch the public eye as the only two men capable of winning the Race and becoming the new European Number One face a fascinating personal duel as the last pair out.

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Kaymer Looking To Mark A Perfect Year At Dubai Golf World Championship

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Dubai (UAE): Race to Dubai leader and USPGA Champion Martin Kaymer will go into the final round of the Race to Dubai tomorrow (Thursday) just four days away from what would be his perfect year.

The 25 year-old German currently leads the Race to Dubai from Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell. And with a Major title and the Ryder Cup under his belt, Kaymer is just one step away from his career dream.

“When I turned pro, I had three goals,” he said after playing in the Rolex Pro Am over the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates yesterday (Tuesday). “The first was to win a Major. The second was to win the Ryder Cup and the third was to be European Number One.

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Harrington Steers BMW To Victory In Dubai Golf World Championship Pro-Am

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Dubai (UAE): Three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington steered his BMW 3 team of Tom Barry, Mike Tracey and Mike Sim to victory yesterday (Tuesday) in the Rolex Pro Am, curtain raiser to the 2010 Dubai World Championship presented by DP World.

Ryder Cup hero Harrington, who currently lies 18th in The Race to Dubai, proved to be in top form in a 28-team event, which saw stars such as Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen give their amateur partners a day to remember over the championship course.

The Irishman and his amateur partners combined to shoot a winning score of nineteen under par, three shots ahead of runner-up Francesco Molinari and his playing partners Ramesh Prabhakar, Moshe Kohli and Sandeep Singh in the BMW 2 team who took second place on a count-back from Ian Poulter’s Emirates 3 team of Bob Atkins, Peter Jackson and Mathew Warren on sixteen-under.

“Padraig was wonderful to play with,” said amateur partner Tom Barry. “Whenever one of us had a chance to score, he would spend time reading the putts and helping us get the best score we could. He was a real team player.”

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Dubai Golf World Championship: GREATEST SHOW ON ‘EARTH’ PLANNED

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GREATEST SHOW ON ‘EARTH’ PLANNED FOR DUBAI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

– Four Days of Family Entertainment at Jumeirah Golf Estates –

Dubai (UAE): While World Number One Lee Westwood and the cream of The European Tour will battle it out for the richest prize of the year, spectators at next week’s Dubai World Championship presented by DP World are in for a four-day feast of sporting and social attractions.

Organisers have confirmed a wealth of both entertainment and dining options to ensure spectators have a variety of off-course attractions as the Tour’s top 60 players go head-to-head in the $7.5 million tournament.

As well as golfing lessons, trick shot demonstrations, children’s golf and live musical entertainment, a wide selection of F&B outlets around the Greg Norman-designed course will offer everything from snacks and soft drinks to fish and chips and full meals.

“This is the grand finale of the golfing calendar and a celebration of what has been an historic year for the European Tour with three Major winners and a victory for Europe in The Ryder Cup,” said Dubai World Championship director Colin Smith.

Alan Ewens,

Dubai World Championship Media Manager.

Tel: +97150 4514188.

E-mail: aewens@europeantour.com

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Dubai Golf World Championship: TNT has signed up as a partner to the $7.5 million tournament

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Dubai (UAE): As The Race to Dubai gathers pace towards the grand finale at the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World, the event’s Official Courier is on course to deliver on its commitment to golf in the UAE.

A strong supporter of the sport in the emirates, TNT has signed up as a partner to the $7.5 million tournament in a move which completes the company’s position at various levels of UAE golf.

“TNT’s support of the sport in the UAE is well established,” said Bryan Moulds, Managing Director – TNT Middle East. “For a number of years we’ve been involved at grass roots level by running an Order of Merit tournament for amateurs, while we also have a close cooperation with the UAE PGA where we sponsor events for UAE pros.

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Dubai Golf World Championship: McDowell Looking To Pounce As ‘The Race’ Hots Up

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Dubai (UAE): Graeme McDowell will look to steal a march on Martin Kaymer in The Race to Dubai this week as The 2010 European Tour International Schedule moves closer to its thrilling conclusion.

The Northern Irishman travels to the UBS Hong Kong Open for his fourth tournament appearance in a row and will be keen to eat into the German’s advantage at the top with Kaymer having decided to take the penultimate week off to prepare for the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World at the Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 25-28.

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Dubai Golf World Championship: UAE students to get golfing education

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Dubai (UAE): Children studying at schools operated by local education provider Taaleem will have the chance of improving their golfing knowledge courtesy of the organisers of the forthcoming Dubai World Championship presented by DP World.

The $7.5 million tournament, to be staged at the Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 25-28, has issued free season tickets to Taaleem schools – such as Uptown High, Jumeirah Baccalaureate and Raha International – to distribute among the multi-national 4,000 students and their parents as part of the celebrations around the final tournament in the 2010 Race to Dubai.

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DP World Confirmed as presenting sponsor for Dubai World Championship

Global port operator builds on UAE’s 2009 success in hosting European Tour’s richest event-

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2010: Following the huge success of the inaugural Dubai World Championship last year, global port operator DP World announced today (September 20) it will again be the presenting sponsor of the US$7.5m event, the richest on The European Tour.

To be played at the Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth course from November 25-28, the Dubai World Championship is the climax of the year-long Race to Dubai to determine Europe’s Number One golfer after a season that spans 48 tournaments.

The top 60 golfers on The Race To Dubai will battle it out over the Greg Norman-designed course for the prestigious Harry Vardon Trophy (first awarded in 1937), US$1.5 million from the US$7,500,000 Bonus Pool and a seven-year European Tour Card exemption.

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