Dubai Desert Classic welcomes world's best players

Dubai Desert Classic welcomes worlds best players
Sergio Garcia. Supplied photo

Dubai - Sergio Garcia is set to tee off at this year's Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 1 Feb 2017, 1:02 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Feb 2017, 4:31 PM

Omega title-sponsors the tournament for the eighth time as part of its strong commitment to supporting golf in the region
Many of the world's best golfers, including Omega brand ambassador Sergio Garcia, are set to tee off at this year's Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club. Dubbed the 'Major of the Middle East', the tournament begins on the renowned Majlis Course on Thursday February 2nd and continues until Sunday February 5th.
For more than 25 years, this tournament has been a celebration of golfing excellence and omega is proud to have served as title sponsor since 2010.
Omega President and CEO, Mr Raynald Aeschlimann said:

"The Omega Dubai Desert Classic is like no other event on the golfing calendar. It's easy to see why top ranking golfers from all over the world are drawn to this beautiful course and this vibrant city. We know this event will go from strength to strength".
Though Rory McIlroy, who won the competition in 2009 and 2015, announced regretfully that he will not be able to attend the event due to injury, Omega is confident that fellow ambassador Sergio Garcia, one of the most popular golfers in the world, will be a force to reckon with on the Majlis course.

Omega 's title sponsorship of leading golf tournaments has been a part of the luxury brand's dedication to upholding the elegance and mastery of the game of golf, while also helping to encourage its global growth and appeal.
The Luxurious Winner's Watch - The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial
Along with the championship trophy and cheque, the winner of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2017 will be presented with a luxurious Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial.
The watch is an elegant timepiece that embodies a visionary design and sophisticated air. It features an 18K red gold case, brown leather strap, and 18K red gold hands and indexes that are coated with white Super-LumiNova, so the watch is readable in all lighting conditions.

The movement powering the Aqua Terra - the Omega Master Co-Axial calibre 8501 - boasts reliability and precision, as well as the ability to resist strong magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.
Other stunning features include a lacquered dial decorated with the Aqua Terra's renowned teak concept pattern, and a date window positioned at 3 o'clock.
The hole-in-one watch
Any golfer, who, with incredible precision and just a bit of luck, scores the first hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, will be rewarded with an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial. The stunning wristwatch features an 18K red gold and stainless steel case and a brown leather strap. Equipped with Omega's exclusive Master Co-Axial calibre 8500, it is water resistant to 15 bar (150 metres/500 feet).


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