Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Niall Horan and Rory McIlroy   (Getty Images)
Niall Horan and Rory McIlroy (Getty Images)

Global superstar Niall Horan has announced that he will travel to Dubai to attend the 29th edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club, from Thursday 25th January until Sunday January 28, 2018.

The Irish artist announced he will be flying in especially for the tournament where he will participate in the ProAm on Wednesday 24th January 2017 alongside Rory McIlroy, who won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in 2009 and 2015 and will again compete in the tournament in January.

Furthermore, there will be the chance for one lucky winner to play in the Pro-Am with the two world superstars, as well as receiving a seven-night stay in Dubai, including flights, plus tickets to each day of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the winners and a plus one.

In order to enter, users must download the VoxGolf app, play nine holes of golf on a VoxGolf registered course and submit their score through the app. If a course is not currently listed on VoxGolf, entrants should email operations@voxgolf.com and the course will be added within 24 hours, allowing golfers from around the globe the opportunity to take part.

For those who prefer to observe rather than participate, there is the option of attending the Omega ‘Constellation Clinic’ at Emirates Golf Club Driving Range on Friday 26th January at 5.30pm featuring McIlroy, Horan and professional Golfer Paige Spiranac.

Horan said: "I’m delighted to confirm my attendance at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January. It's an incredible event on the European Tour schedule and I am very much looking forward to playing with my pal Rory in the ProAm and attending the Friday night clinic also. Thanks to Omega and Golf in Dubai for the invite, I've not been to Dubai for a while so very much looking forward to returning!" 

David Spencer, Tournament Director of Omega Dubai Desert Classic added: “We’re very excited to have Niall and Rory on board for the tournament. Their global celebrity status paired with their outstanding golfing experience has prepared us for a large turnout of fans throughout the tournament.

 "We’ve got golfing activities that cater to everyone of all ages throughout the tournament, from winning a chance to play in the ProAm with Rory and Niall through the VoxGolf app, to the Omega ‘Constellation Clinic’ where Rory and Paige will teach Niall how to perfect his golfing skills. We’re really looking forward to welcoming golf enthusiasts from around the world who want to visit Dubai and experience a family-friendly day out.”

Players due to compete in the 2018 tournament include: Pat Perez, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Darren Clarke, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Colin Montgomerie and Thomas Bjorn.

Tickets for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic are priced from AED 175 for a daily ticket. Children aged 16 years and under can enter free of charge if accompanied by a paying adult.  For further information visit: www.omegadubaidesertclassic.com


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5PAISLEY, ChrisENG18-17
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