DOHA: Tickets for the historic 20th anniversary edition of the world-renowned Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, have gone on general sale to the public.
Part of the iconic January ‘Desert Swing’ trio of European Tour tournaments in the GCC, the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, organised by The Qatar Golf Association (QGA), the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), Doha Golf Club and long-term title sponsor, Commercial Bank, will return to Doha Golf Club from Thursday 26th through to Sunday 29th January 2017.
For 20 years the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters has witnessed the best talents in the sport grace Doha Golf Club’s Championship course and vie for the Mother of Pearl trophy and the USD2.5 million prize purse. Over the past 20 years the Championship has played host to many of the world's favourite golfers, and its illustrious list of winners features many who have since gone on to reach the very pinnacle of the game. They include two-time defending champion, Branden Grace; four-time Major runner-up and perennial crowd favourite, Sergio Garcia; , 2016 Race to Dubai winner and Open Champion Henrik Stenson, and two time winner in Doha, Adam Scott, who went on to claim the world number one spot and a famous Masters green jacket.
"There have been some spectacular performances here at the Doha Golf Club over the past 20 years, from great moments of on-course rivalry, to final hole excitement and drama," said Joseph Abraham, CEO of Commercial Bank. "Every year we've hosted golf stars that have lit-up Doha and helped evolve this event to what it is today – a world-class golf championship that continues to possess quality and excitement for everyone involved. Twenty years is a huge milestone for us and we are looking forward to celebrating another unbeatable Commercial Bank Qatar Masters with all the golfers, fans, sponsors and families this January."
The highly anticipated tournament will once again feature a star-studded line-up for its 20th edition on one of the most challenging golf courses in the region. The 2016 tournament was yet another scorcher and saw Branden Grace become the tournament’s third two-time winner and the first to successfully defend his title (2015, 2016), following former Open champion Paul Lawrie (1999, 2012) and former World No. 1 Adam Scott (2002, 2008).
“History is made on the Doha Golf Club course every year and the 20th edition is set to be the best one yet. This is a golf fan's chance to get incredibly close to the action and watch legendary golfers at the peak of their craft on a truly unique golf course. We are privileged to be involved in such a prestigious tournament that has grown exponentially year on year, and has created a legacy in Qatar to inspire local golfers and future stars,” added Hassan Al Naimi, President of QGA.
In addition to great golfing moments, daily entertainment will be happening all around the Public Village and the ever-popular trick shot show will return to entertain kids and adults alike with an action-packed daily show at the driving range. Kids of all ages will be able to try out a range of sports including mini and soft golf alongside gourmet food offerings. For many years Commercial Bank Qatar Masters has stressed the importance of introducing golf to children by providing golf clinics from internationally certified coaches in a bid to encourage more young people to try out the sport.
Tickets for the 20th Commercial Bank Qatar Masters are now available for purchase at Virgin Megastores (online and in-store in Doha), Doha Golf Club, St Regis Hotel Doha, Intercontinental Hotel Doha, Radisson Blu Hotel Doha, Fnac Lagoona Mall and online at q-tickets.com, 800tickets.com and iloveqatar.net. Tickets are priced as follows, starting at QAR150:
Entry is free for children under 14 years of age. --Press Release