Annual Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

By Andrew Pentol |

Richard Lombard Chibnall was the overall winner of the 27th Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup.

Organisers of the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup have announced the cancellation of the annual golf tournament, which was scheduled for 25th and 26th November 2020, due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The tournament, which regularly attracts over 110 industry executives from around the world, would have marked its 28th anniversary this year. The event was due to be played over two days at the Address Montgomerie Golf Club and the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club.

Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Dubai Duty Free said: “In light of the ongoing impact of Covid-19, we have decided to cancel this year’s Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup, which has taken place every year now since 1993. The tournament is a much-loved industry event that attracts industry representatives from all over the world who come together in Dubai for a friendly two days of golf and socialising.

“The party at The Irish Village is one of the highlights of the tournament and we have had great Irish artists perform at that including the likes of Finbar Furey, Sharon Shannon, Andrew Strong and James Huish and his band.

“However, the health and safety of guests takes priority at this time and I can assure our local and overseas golfers that we are already planning for the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup in November 2021.”

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