December 1, 2023


Nicolai Højgaard continued his strong start to the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, with a second round 66 that sees him atop the leaderboard on 11 under par going into the weekend. A stunning finish saw the Dane sink an eagle putt on the 18th hole after a birdie on the 17th, to follow up yesterday’s round of 67 and move into a two shot lead.

Fellow Ryder Cup stars Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland lead the chasing pack, along with Jens Dantorp, Thriston Lawrence – who fired the round of the day with a 64 – and Antoine Rozner, all tied on nine under par. Race to Dubai winner Rory McIlroy went round in level par to finish in a tie for 34th on one under par for the tournament, while world number three Jon Rahm finds himself tied in 13th place on six under.

Heroes of Hope visit

As part of its commitment to making golf more inclusive and accessible to all, the DP World Tour again partnered with local non-profit organisation, Heroes of Hope – a sports academy for people of determination – ahead of this year’s DP World Tour Championship. Heroes of Hope athletes received a series of one hour golf lessons in the lead up to the tournament and were invited to attend today as part of the Community Day celebrations. In addition to watching the on-course action and enjoying the Championship Village, the athletes tested their golf skills in a trick shot challenge on the range.

Community Day

While last night’s wet weather added life to the on-course proceedings, the Championship Village was again a hive of activity on the event’s Community Day. With an entertainment schedule tailored for the masses, there was a fresh and fun festival-like atmosphere throughout the day. The Trick Shot Boys wowed crowds with gravity defying skills on the main stage among a plethora of other activities; from arts and crafts to a jam-packed schedule across circus, magic and music shows, featuring live music from Dubai-based artist Lexie.

A look ahead to Day 3 of the DP World Tour Championship…


The G4D Tour Season Finale, played at the DP World Tour Championship, sees the top eight ranked players on the World Ranking for Golfers with a Disability battle it out for the title at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Round 1 of the tournament was due to take place today before being cancelled as a result of the weather. Round 2 will go ahead tomorrow morning, with David Watts and Mike Browne teeing off at 07:20am. Current World number 1 Kipp Popert will tee off with Irishman Brendan Lawlor at 07:50am, looking to put the icing on the cake of a stellar year that has seen him record four tour wins to date.

Ladies Day

Tomorrow marks the famous DP World Tour Championship Ladies Day, featuring exclusive drinks offers, competitions, live music and entertainment, food trucks, free ladies golf lessons, beauty services provided by Glitterbox and Salon 971, and much more. An enjoyable day for all with some choosing to showcase their best outfits as we move into the weekend.

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