Golf fans planning to attend the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship may consider flying to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways as the two have partnered to offer guests of the airline free admission when they produce their boarding pass, reports Abu Dhabi city guide. The tournament is being held between January 26 - 29th and Etihad guests travelling in December or january qualify for the free admission offer:
German Martin Kaymer will be back to defend his title and will take on the top players in the world, including world number one Luke Donald, Major winners Charl Schwartzel (US Masters), Rory McIlroy (US Open) and Darren Clarke (British Open), along with former world number ones Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods.Peter German, Tournament Director praised Etihad's long time support of the event and hoped that their partnership would bring the event to a wider audience. Attendance in 2011 was up 20% on 2010 and it is hoped that 2012 will see record crowds on the National course at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “The Championship is now positioned as one of the leading sporting events in the Middle East and we are very pleased to be offering our guests the opportunity to see the game’s best players right on our own doorstep.
“With the incredible line-up the Championship organizers have announced, we are expecting a huge amount of interest in this promotion. The chance to see these players for free is no doubt going to be an offer too good to miss for many golf fans.”
The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship is a European PGA Tour-sanctioned event, with a US$2.7 million prize fund on offer, making it the richest purse in the region.
Launching under ‘The GIANTS of golf are coming’, organizers have revealed an improved program of entertainment and events in the expanded Championship Village.
Those that don't acquire tickets through the Etihad Airways promotion can get them through the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship official website as well as other places such as www.timeouttickets.com and www.itptickets.com. Phone bookings can be made through the ITP toll-free hotline 800 4669, or for international visitors, +971 4 210 8943.