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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

World No 5 Bryson DeChambeau confirmed for 2019 Omega Dubai Desert Classic

January 24-27 event takes place at Emirates Golf Club

Bryson DeChambeau will be in the field for the January 24-27 2019 Omega Dubai Desert Classic. EPA
Bryson DeChambeau will be in the field for the January 24-27 2019 Omega Dubai Desert Classic. EPA

World No 5 Bryson DeChambeau has confirmed his participation in the 2019 Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club from January 24-27.

The news follows hot on the heels of Tuesday's announcement that European Ryder Cup stars Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia have also confirmed their place at next month's tournament.

The 25-year-old American DeChambeau has just embarked on his third full season on the PGA Tour, collecting five wins in the past 18 months, including the Memorial Tournament and back-to-back titles in the 2018 FedEx Cup playoffs, a first in the 12 years of the lucrative tour finale.

He was one of the four wildcard picks chosen by Jim Furyk, making him the youngest member of the 2018 USA Ryder Cup team that loss to Europe in France in September.

David Spencer, tournament director of the Desert Classic, said: “Bryson is one of the most exciting young stars of global golf. He visited Dubai as an amateur and was a class act. We’re delighted that he will join us again in 2019 as a pro for our 30th anniversary.”

Defending champion Haotong Li will return to the Majlis Course in attempt to repeat his impressive victory from January. The 23-year-old Chinese held off four-time major champion Rory McIlroy on Sunday to secure a one-shot victory.

A host of Europe's winning Ryder Cup team, including captain Thomas Bjorn, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Tyrrell Hatton and Thorbjorn Olesen will also take part.

For tournament information, tickets and hospitality packages, please visit www.omegadubaidesertclassic.com.

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