European Tour

Koepka joins star-studded Abu Dhabi line-up

2018-11-20 12:53
Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka (AP)

Cape Town - World No 2 Brooks Koepka has confirmed his participation in January’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on the European Tour, joining an already impressive field. 

Koepka, who is coming off an incredibly successful 2018 that saw him win two of the year's four majors, joins fellow PGA Tour Dustin Johnson for the January 16-19 event, meaning the tournament will boast two of the three top-ranked players in the game at the moment. 

“I’m very excited to be taking part in this tournament again after such a long time away," Koepka said.

"I’ve been determined to include it in my schedule as I keep hearing from DJ, Rickie (Fowler), Jordan (Spieth) and all the American guys what a great time they’ve had in Abu Dhabi. 

“I actually remember my last visit really well as it is undoubtedly one of the biggest and best events on the European Tour’s schedule. It always gathers an unbelievable field and the whole set up of the event is amazing along with the perfect weather conditions. I wasn’t surprised at all to hear it had been awarded Rolex Series status and I can’t wait to return. 

“Last time I played in 2014, I was ranked 93rd in the world, so a lot has happened since that time. I’m looking forward to returning and hopefully adding my name to the impressive list of champions.” 

While Koepka and Johnson certainly add some star power to the event, the man to beat will once again be Tommy Fleetwood. 

The world No 9 has won the past two Falcon Trophies and has already signalled his intention to try and make it three from three.

Read more on:    european tour  |  brooks koepka  |  golf

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

Vote

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.