28 Nov 2017

Former One Direction superstar Niall Horan to attend the Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Global superstar, Niall Horan, has announced he’ll be coming to Dubai to attend the 29th edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament, taking place at Emirates Golf Club, from Thursday 25th January until Sunday 28th January 2018.

The multiple award-winning performer, who has sold over 70 million records and toured the globe numerous times, will for the first-time ever, not be putting his vocals to the test, but instead his golfing skills.

In a post released today on his social channels – the Irish artist announced he will be flying in especially for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic golfing tournament where he will participate in the ProAm on Wednesday 24th January 2017, with good friend and Professional Golfer, Rory McIlroy, who won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in 2009 and 2015 and will again compete in the tournament this year.

Having previously caddied for Rory at the Par-3 Contest at the Augusta National in 2015, Niall will finally have the chance to play alongside Rory during the ProAm.

Furthermore, there will be the chance for one lucky winner to play in the ProAm with Niall and Rory! They’ll also win a seven-night stay in Dubai, including flights, plus tickets to each day of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for them and a plus one.

In order to enter, users must download the VoxGolf app, play nine holes of golf on a VoxGolf registered course and submit their score through the app.  If a course is not currently listed on VoxGolf, entrants should email [email protected] and the course will be added within 24 hours, allowing golfers from around the globe the opportunity to take part.

For those who prefer to observe rather than participate, there is the option of attending the Omega ‘Constellation Clinic’ at Emirates Golf Club Driving Range on Friday 26th January at 5.30pm. Featuring Rory, Niall and also Professional Golfer Paige Spiranac, Rory and Paige will be showing Niall how to perfect his golfing skills and will no doubt make for some amusing viewing. Attending the clinic will be open to all those who visit the tournament that day.

Niall Horan comments: “I’m delighted to confirm my attendance at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January. It’s an incredible event on the European Tour schedule and I am very much looking forward to playing with my pal Rory in the ProAm and attending the Friday night clinic also. Thanks to Omega and Golf in Dubai for the invite, I’ve not been to Dubai for a while so very much looking forward to returning!”

David Spencer, Tournament Director of Omega Dubai Desert Classic added: “We’re very excited to have Niall and Rory on board for the tournament this year. Their global celebrity status’ paired with their outstanding golfing experience has prepared us for a large turnout of fans throughout the tournament. We’ve got golfing activities that cater to everyone of all ages throughout the tournament this year, from winning a chance to play in the ProAm with Rory and Niall through the VoxGolf app, to the Omega ‘Constellation Clinic’ where Rory and Paige will teach Niall how to perfect his golfing skills. We’re really looking forward to welcoming golf enthusiasts from around the world who want to visit Dubai and experience a family-friendly day out.”

Players due to compete in the 2018 tournament include: Pat Perez, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Darren Clarke, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Colin Montgomerie and Thomas Bjorn.

Tickets for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic are priced from AED 175 for a daily ticket. Children aged 16 years and under can enter free of charge if accompanied by a paying adult.  For further information visit: www.omegadubaidesertclassic.com.

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