Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – Fun facts ahead of upcoming golf tournament

Ahead of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, from January 19-22, here are some numbers that might interest you.

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2006 – Debut year of competition.

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126 – Number of players in the field.

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25 – Number of nationalities competing at the tournament. YE Yang was one of them.

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4 – Number of top 10 players are at the event, including Dustin Johnson.

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4 – Number of Race to Dubai champions, including Danny Willett, at the event.

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314 – European Tour victories, including by Rory McIlroy, from the field.

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34 – PGA Tour victories, by Rickie Fowler, from the field.

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3 – Martin Kaymer has won the tournament a record three times.

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37 – Chris DiMarco is the oldest winner of the competition.

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22 – Gary Stal is the youngest winner of the competition.

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264 – Martin Kaymer has the lowest 72-hole score.

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62 – Henrik Stenson has the lowest 18-hole score.

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15 – Number of holes in one in the competition. Rory McIlroy, right, celebrates after making one in 2015.

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€20.7 million (Dh81.2m) – Total prize fund of the 12 years. Rickie Fowler is the most recent champion.

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Published: January 18, 2017 04:00 AM

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