All-Star line up confirmed for the Gary Player Invitational in AD

Sport360 staff 14:10 25/01/2017
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The UAE’s Year of Giving is set to get a significant boost with the announcement of the star-studded line-up for the upcoming Gary Player Invitational at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.

More than 20 professional golfers, celebrities and sports stars are set to join Gary Player for the UAE’s second annual Gary Player Invitational on February 6 in Abu Dhabi.

Held in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the 2017 Gary Player Invitational raises funds for the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs, joining five other global events in a series that together has helped The Player Foundation raise more than $62 million for charities worldwide.

Among the male pros confirmed to join Gary Player this February are Darren Clarke, Chris Wood, Joost Luiten, Victor Dubuisson, Jason Scrivener, David Howell, as well as fellow South Africans Thomas Aiken and Trevor Immelman.

Representing the female pros are last year’s winner of the inaugural Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open Beth Allen; Georgia Hall, Caroline Martens, Emma Cabrera-Bello, and Victoria Lovelady.

Celebrities and sporting icons also set to join the golf professionals Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting and Springbok rugby legend Victor Matfield.

For more information on the Gary Player Invitational series, visit www.garyplayerinvitational.com and follow @GPInvitational on Twitter and Instagram- #GOLFandGIVING.

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