We can barely contain our excitement at the news of fans being allowed back at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, with the roar of the crowd sorely missed at last year’s event!
To celebrate, we’ve picked out some of our favourite FANtastic moments over the years at Dubai’s greatest sporting spectacle.
Henrik Stenson’s European Tour Shot of the Year – 2013
The best shot to ever be played at the event? The Iceman hit the European Tour Shot of the Year to the 18th green on the final day of the 2013 season to win both the Race to Dubai and the season-ending tournament itself. His incredible three wood from way back down the fairway came to rest just a couple of feet from the hole, leaving Stenson with a tap-in eagle. The occasion, the execution and the celebration from the fans – its what dreams are made of.
Shane Lowry Hole-in-One – 2014
Everybody loves a hole-in-one, right? Shane Lowry made his first professional ace at the season-finale on the 13th hole in 2013 much to the delight of the packed galleries. Playing alongside Rory McIlroy, a six iron from 183 yards did the job for Lowry, who went on to finish in fifth place as he broke into the world’s top 50 for the first time.
Álvaro Quirós’ Eagle Putt – 2011
Álvaro Quirós’ monster eagle putt that won the 2011 edition of the DP World Tour Championship went down in history as one of the greatest endings to the tournament.
With Paul Lawrie applying the pressure on Quirós, many expected the six-time European Tour winner to lag his putt up safely. Quirós however, had other ideas. The amazing moment sent the Spaniard into a crazy celebration with the adoring crowd feeding off his joy to make it a moment to remember.
Trick Shot Boys
One of the best things about the DP World Tour Championship is the wide-range of entertainment they have available off the course. The Trick Shot Boys have been part of the furniture at the DP World Tour Championship for a number of years and their greatest tricks always involve a member of the audience! Fancy getting one of the Trick Shot Boys to smash a ball from the top of your pocket while they’re bouncing on a giant ball? Of course you do!