In Numbers: Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

All you need to know about the sporting event
BySarah SwainThursday , 09 January 2014
In Numbers: Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
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Rory will swing by the capital this year

One of the world’s biggest sports events is swinging by Abu Dhabi. The HSBC Golf Championship will see players battle it out for the prize fund of $2.7 million (Dhs9.9m). Among the contenders will be former world number one Rory McIlroy, US Open title holder Justin Rose and reigning Abu Dhabi champ Jamie Donaldson. Before you tee off, caddy up with these fascinating facts…

23
Age of the youngest ever winner, Martin Kaymer, who scooped the prize in 2008

$2.7 million
Total prize fund. That would buy a lot of shoes

2006
Year the tournament was first played

6
Days length of the tournament, including practice days from 14 to 15 Jan, when entry is free

Dhs50
Price of a one-day general admission ticket

300
Metres Height of the sand dunes over which former world number 1 Luke Donald hit balls as part of a 2012 publicity stunt

400 million
Total global TV audience

INFO: 16-19 Jan, www.abudhabigolfchampions.com

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