The National's top picks tickets directions hole - by - hole guide by jf8fmfif9d


									The National’s top picks
                       1  Lee Westwood
                       Pro wins: 30
                                                                      2   Sergio Garcia
                                                                      Pro wins: 19
                                                                                                                     3  Ernie Els
                                                                                                                        (South Africa)
                                                                                                                     Pro wins: 60
                                                                                                                                                    4   Rory McIlroy
                                                                                                                                                        (N Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                    Pro wins: 1
                                                                                                                                                                                   5   Henrik Stenson
                                                                                                                                                                                   Pro wins: 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6   Padraig
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (Rep of Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         7   Geoff Ogilvy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pro wins: 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               8    Ian Poulter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pro wins: 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9   Martin Kaymer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pro wins: 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10     Justin Rose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pro wins: 7
                       Recent Portuguese                              Has the game and                               Known as the Big               Made his big profes-           Having set up home                           Pro wins: 25                             Dramatic win over                     Second place in last                         Tore apart the                              Best remembered
                       Masters triumph                                charisma to become                             Easy, he is a triple           sional breakthrough            with his family                              Three majors in little                   Colin Montgomerie                     year’s British Open                          National course at                          for his last shot as
                       made him second                                a rival to the legend-                         major champion but             at this year’s Dubai           in Dubai, this                               over a year proved a                     and Phil Mickelson                    proved a false dawn                          Abu Dhabi to win last                       an amateur – a
                       behind Nick Faldo                              ary Seve Ballesteros                           has been relatively            Desert Classic and             amiable Swede will                           purple patch which                       at 2006 US Open                       in lengthy quest for                         year’s opening leg                          chip in at the 1998
                       in list of successful                          in his country’s hall                          barren in the past             is surely destined to          be regarded as a                             the Irishman has                         brought him elite                     a major title. Look                          of the Desert Swing                         British Open to tie
                       English players.                               of fame.                                       two seasons.                   win many more.                 local favourite.                             struggled to repeat.                     status.                               out for his trousers.                        series in style.                            for fourth place.

                       11    Paul Casey
                       Pro wins: 11
                                                                      12    Ross Fisher
                                                                      Pro wins: 3
                                                                                                                     13     Retief Goosen
                                                                                                                            (South Africa)
                                                                                                                     Pro wins: 43
                                                                                                                                                    14    Camilo Villegas
                                                                                                                                                          (Colombia )
                                                                                                                                                    Pro wins: 7
                                                                                                                                                                                   15    Anthony Kim
                                                                                                                                                                                   Pro wins: 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                16    Luke Donald
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pro wins: 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Miguel Angel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jimenez                        18    Adam Scott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pro wins: 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            19     Robert Allenby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pro wins: 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20      Graeme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (North Ireland )
                       The two-time Abu                               Success in the recent                          Renowned as a big              South American who             Twice a winner on                            Earned his US PGA                        Pro wins: 18                          An Australian                                For such a prolific                         Pro wins: 4
                       Dhabi champion                                 Volvo World match-                             occasion performer,            earned the nickname            home soil last year                          Tour card after play-                    Has spent more than                   globe-trotter who                            winner,displays in                          Two victories last
                       has been frustrated                            play championship                              as two US Open                 Spiderman for the              and a key man in the                         ing collegiate golf                      two decades on the                    has enjoyed success                          major events have                           year suggested this
                       for much of this                               compensated for                                titles and two US              way he drops to the            Ryder Cup victory                            there and has spent                      European Tour but is                  on three tours, the                          been disappointing,                         campaign might be
                       year by a recurring                            his near miss in this                          Masters runners-up             surface of the green           but has failed to push                       most of his career in                    still awaiting his first              Qatar Masters among                          failing to make the                         more productive
                       rib injury.                                    year’s British Open.                           spots demonstrate.             to read putts.                 on from that promise.                        American company.                        major success.                        his wins.                                    top five in 20 years                        than it has been.

Dubai World Championship
November 19-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Dubai World Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates is the climax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of The Race to Dubai, a season-long competition which has seen the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sport’s top players battling it out in a series of 50 tournaments

tickets                                                                   schedule                                                                                                                                                                                                                  directions
Entrance is free by registering online or getting a ticket from           Opening Times                                                                                                                                                                                                             To Jumeriah Golf Estates from Dubai                           By bus
one of many outlets around Dubai.                                         The Dubai World Championship is from Thursday, November 19 to                                                                                                                                                             Follow Al Khail Road towards Abu Dhabi/Jebel Ali until        There are no buses going to the Championship but free
                                                                          Sunday, November 22 and opens to the public at 7am each day;                                                                                                                                                              you reach the Al Khail/Sports City roundabout. Proceed        shuttle buses will run from the public parking area at
Registering online                                                        the hospitality pavilion is open from 9am to 6pm.                                                                                                                                                                         straight over the roundabout onto the newly con-              Jumeirah Golf Estates to various destinations from 2pm
To register online for up to two free tickets per day, go to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        structed Al Khail extension. Follow signs for Dubai World     onwards. Subject to demand, buses will leave at 2pm,                  First tee time each day: 7.20am                                                                                                                                                                                           Championship and enter on the right, approximately 1km        3pm and 4pm for Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro sta-
You will receive an email with a download link; simply print off the      Last tee time each day: 12.20pm                                                                                                                                                                                           after joining the Al Khail extension. As you get closer to    tion. Buses for Bidi Bondi (Palm Jumeirah), Barasti (Mina
tickets and bring them with you to the championship.                      Close of play each day: approximately 5pm                                                                                                                                                                                 the site, follow signs for public parking.                    Seyahi), Irish Village and Nakheel Harbour and Tower will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  leave at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.
Getting free tickets from an outlet in Dubai                              Exhibits, activities and food and beverage outlets in the Cham-                                                                                                                                                           From Jebel Ali/Abu Dhabi
                                                                          pionship Village will open between 9am and 10am each day; the                                                                                                                                                             Heading to Dubai from Jebel Ali/Abu Dhabi, take               Entering the Championship
Tickets can be obtained from any one of the following outlets:
                                                                          National Costa Coffee Lounge will be open from 7am.                                                                                                                                                                       exit 22/interchange seven from Sheikh Zayed Road.
MMI stores
Left Bank – Medina Jumeirah and Souk Al Bahar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       After 10km you will reach the large Green Community           The taxi drop-off area and public parking is a short walk
                                                                          Geoff Swain, the world’s number one trick-shot artist, will perform
Après – Mall of the Emirates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        roundabout; turn left onto Emirates Road, heading             from the main entrance. Shuttle buses will operate
                                                                          at 1pm and 4pm each day.
Bidi Bondi – The Palm Jumeirah                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      towards Dubai. After 5km you will reach the Al Khail/         throughout the car park to carry spectators to the main
Westin Mina Seyahi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sports City roundabout; stay in the right lane and turn       entrance.
                                                                          There will be live music and sport each night at the close of play
Barasti Mina Seyahi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 right on the Al Khail extension road. Follow the signs
                                                                          in the Championship Village:
Jebel Ali Club                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for Dubai World Championship and enter on the right
                                                                          Thursday: Drew and Suburban Voodoo
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – Monarch Hotel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1km after joining the Al Khail extension. Follow signs for
                                                                          Friday: Pre-Chi at the Lodge with DJ Tim Cheddar and Paul Birley
Irish Village                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       public parking.
                                                                          Saturday: Abri and big-screen live rugby (England v New Zealand)
Aviation Club
                                                                          Sunday: The Maplejacks and Tim Hassall
Premier Inn – Dubai Investment Park and Silicon Oasis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Safe Driver
All Marriott hotels                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Safe Driver will be operating at the Dubai World Cham-
                                                                          Entrance policy                                                                                                                                                                                                           pionship. With this service you can pay for one of their
Costa Coffee – selected outlets
                                                                          There will be no entry without tickets, so remember to print them                                                                                                                                                         fully insured drivers to take you and your car home. To
Golf clubs
                                                                          out and bring them with you. Entry will be granted only for the                                                                                                                                                           book this service call 04 268 8797 or visit the
Ibn Battuta Mall information desks
                                                                          date printed on the ticket.                                                                                                                                                                                               information booth in the village.
Go Sports stores (Ibn Battuta Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Mirdif)
                                                                          Tickets can be bought at the entrance on tournament days for
Sun and Sand Sports stores (Ibn Battuta Mall, Festival City, Jumei-
                                                                          Dh75 (US$20).                                                                                                                                                                                                             By taxi
rah Beach Road, Abu Dhabi)
                                                                          Entry is free for children under 16; children will be given wrist-                                                                                                                                                        As this is a new location we suggest printing out the
Nike stores – Mall of the Emirates, Diera City Centre, Dubai Mall
                                                                          bands at the ticket office on which a parent’s telephone number                                                                                                                                                           directions and the map and taking them with you. All in-
Puma stores – Dubai Mall and Dubai Festival City
                                                                          should be written.                                                                                                                                                                                                        bound taxis will drop off in an allocated area next to the
Fitness First centres
                                                                          It is not permitted to bring your own food and beverage into the                                                                                                                                                          entrance. Taxis will be available at the rank located at
Land Rover showrooms
                                                                          tournament.                                                                                                                                                                                                               the top of the public parking next to the exit. Taxi phone
Middle East Golfer – November issue
Time Out Dubai – November 5 issue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   number: 04 208 0808

hole - by - hole guide

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       hole 8
                           hole 1                                                                     hole 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hole 5                                                                                                         par 4
                                                                                                      par 4                                     hole 4
                           par 4                                                                                                                                                                                        par 4                                                                                                          461 yards
                                                                                                      452 yards                                 par 3
                           454 yards                                                                                                                                                                                    407 yards                                                                                                                                                    hole 9
                                                                                                                                                245 yards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     par 4
                                                                                  hole 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hole 7                                                                           499 yards
                                                                                  par 5                                                                                                                                                              hole 6
                                                                                  583 yards                                                                                                                                                                                                         par 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     par 3                                          572 yards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     186 yards

                                                                                                                                                                                                            hole 14                                                                                                                                                                                    hole 18
                                                                                                         hole 12                                                                                            par 5                                                                                                                                                                                      par 5
                                                                                                         par 4                                                         hole 13                              626 yards                                                                                    hole 16                                                                                       651 yards
                                                                           hole 11                       476 yards                                                     par 3                                                                                     hole 15                                 par 4
                           hole 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       486 yards
                                                                           par 4                                                                                       204 yards                                                                                 par 4
                           par 4
                                                                           401 yards                                                                                                                                                                             371 yards                                                                     hole 17
                           437 yards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               par 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               195 yards

Graphics:; All photographs: AP and Getty Images except main photograph above by Amy Leang for The National

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