Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Omega Dubai Desert Classic: The BMW Hole-in-one Prize  (European Tour)
Omega Dubai Desert Classic: The BMW Hole-in-one Prize (European Tour)

Every hole-in-one means a lot to any golfer…but some mean a little bit more.

There have been 28 aces during the long and storied history of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic but only three on the 190-yard par three 15th, with the last coming in 2012 courtesy of double winner at the Emirates Golf Club, Stephen Gallacher.

This week, there’s an extra incentive for the field to find that one, perfect shot on 15, namely the incredible prize on offer for the first player to make a hole-in-one during competition rounds on the Majlis Course.

That prize? A spectacular BMW M850i xDrive Coupe worth €140,000.

History shows that holes-in-one on the 15th hole of the respected Karl Litten layout are hard to come by, however.

THE HOLE: Key Stats

Since the turn of the century:

· Times played: 7,484

· Shots: 22,812

· Total to par: +405

· Scoring average: 3.054

· Ace probability: 0.027%

Of the players in the field this week (who have played the hole ten or more times), Benjamin Hebert has the best record on 15, averaging 2.83, followed by Darren Fichardt at 2.84.

THE CAR: Key Numbers & Features

· BMW M850i xDrive Coupe

· Worth €140,000

· 4.4 litre BMW M Performance Twin Turbo V8 Engine

· 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds

· 523 brake horsepower

· BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant (from March 2019)

· Live cockpit

· 3D parking assistant

· Active driving assistant

· BMW Assis eCall

Eyes on the prize on 15 this week, then…

Visit https://www.bmw.com for more details.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
2WALLACE, MattENG18-17
T3WARING, PaulENG18-16
T3GARCIA, SergioESP18-16
T3QUIROS, AlvaroESP18-16

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