Abu Dhabi hosts another sensational Abu Dhabi Pro-Am
Abu Dhabi’s championship golf courses prove once again why it’s amongst the top golfing destinations worldwide
19 February 2020: The Abu Dhabi Pro-Am 2020, took place on three Abu Dhabi courses, starting at the stunning Gary Player-designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, then Yas Island course Yas Links Abu Dhabi and finally, the ‘Home of Champions’ Abu Dhabi Golf Club. There were 25 teams competing with a strong line-up of professionals that consisted the likes of: former European Tour winners, current Ladies European Tour players and MENA Tour Professionals. The event, which is sanctioned and refereed by the Confederation of Professional Golf, was a source of great drama and fantastic performances across the three championship courses.
With it only being a month since the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, a Rolex Series Event was played at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the course was in immaculate condition and was a true test of golf. On the final day of the Tournament it was defending champion Busher that put himself in pole position for victory after going on a four-hole birdie run from the 2nd hole followed by another birdie on the 8th to leave him five under par for the front nine.
It was an exhilarating finale with Busher and Heraty both tied at the top but with Heraty missing a crucial putt on the 17th, it gave Busher hope going into the final hole of the tournament. Busher handled the pressure impressively, holing a slippery putt for birdie on the 18th Green leaving Heraty under pressure just one shot back as he played the famous last hole in front of the clubhouse crowd. Heraty couldn’t quite make his birdie to tie the lead meaning Busher was crowned Champion yet again!
Francisco de Lancastre David, Cluster General Manager at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Abu Dhabi, commented after tournament: “The Abu Dhabi Pro-Am is a highly anticipated event here in Abu Dhabi and since its inception we’ve seen it go from strength to strength. Golfers who enter can look forward to an unforgettable tournament experience in peak season.
“I would also like to say, what an incredible victory for Robbie Busher for the second year running. To shoot a final round of 6-under par (66) around this golf course, to beat his fellow friend and MENA Tour Professional Joe Heraty who played so well by just one shot, it was a well-deserved win and a pleasure to crown him our Champion yet again!”
As well as three days of competition, participants also enjoyed the 5* Golf Hotel of The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, exceptional culinary delights throughout the Welcome Cocktail, Lunches and Gala Dinner, and the additional experience of Go Karting at the world famous Yas Marina Circuit.
With the tournament season extending to March; golfers and tourists have the opportunity to visit Abu Dhabi to hone their skills and enjoy the action on and off the course. With three courses available to them, including Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Yas Links Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, it’s a golfer’s paradise. Although golf has made the headlines in Abu Dhabi recently, visitors should not forget about the incredible attractions including Louvre Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Yas Island attractions.