Ahmad Skaik to represent UAE at Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


Ahmad Skaik is set to line up alongside Major winners Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa and Adam Scott at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, from January 20-23. 

Skaik will also go head-to-head with a star-studded list of the world’s best including defending champion Tyrrell Hatton plus former winners Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry and Lee Westwood, in the first Rolex Series event of the 2022.

In the 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the Emirates’ Number One golfer Skaik will join fellow local amateur Josh Hill in the field competing to take home the iconic Falcon Trophy.

Hill qualified following triumph in the Abu Dhabi Amateur Championship in December and will compete in the prestigious Championship for the second year running. 

"It is an honour to be invited to play in Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and to compete on the DP World Tour alongside these superstar names. I’m looking forward to taking on the Yas Links golf course, and I know it will be a different experience for lots of the players. Hopefully, I can use my local knowledge and experience to my advantage," Skaik said.

"I had a fantastic experience in the previous two years, and I hope to make more memories this week. I’m always looking to improve, and I feel in good form, striking the ball well. I’m thankful to the Abu Dhabi Sports Council for this opportunity and I hope I can inspire the next generation of golfers in the UAE."

Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said he is delighted to welcome back Ahmad to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for the third year running. "He is the shining star of Emirati golf and destined to achieve great things in the future. We look forward to seeing how Ahmad fares alongside some of the greats at this year’s tournament and back him wholeheartedly as our local inspiration," he added.

After competing in Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week, Skaik will also line up alongside stellar fields in both the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic from January 27-30 and the Ras Al Khaimah Championship presented by Phoenix Capital from February 3-6 as part of the DP World Tour Desert Swing 2022.

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