Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The Emirates Golf Club is one of the oldest and finest tracks in the region. This week it will play as a 7,316-yard par 72 and will heavily favor players who can go long off the tee. However, many of the holes feature significant bends and will require creative shot making. The wind could be a factor here as the course is totally exposed, so it may be worth a look at the forecast and tee times to see if some players will get an advantage.
Some stats to focus on: Driving Distance, GIR, and GIR Putting.
2018 – 23 Hao Tong Li (Runner Up: -22 Rory McIlroy)
2017 – 19 Sergio Garcia (Runner Up: -16 Henrik Stenson)
2016 – 19 Danny Willett (Runners Up: -18 Rafa Cabrera Bello, Andy Sullivan)
2015 – 22 Rory McIlroy (Runner Up: -19 Alexander Noren)
2014 – 16 Stephen Gallacher (Runner Up: -15 Emiliano Grillo)
2013 – 22 Stephen Gallacher (Runner Up: -19 Richard Sterne)
2012 – 18 Rafa Cabrera Bello (Runners Up: -17 Stephen Gallacher, Lee Westwood)