As Jumeirah Golf Estates prepares to welcome 65,000 fans and 60 of the world’s top golfers for the DP World Tour Championship, the leading residential golf community lifts the curtain on the preparation required to host a truly global sporting event in Dubai.
As the tournament takes place for the ninth time, Jumeirah Golf Estates is poised to again host the season-ending finale from November 16-19.
The Championship Village will offer a wider range of food and beverage outlets than ever before plus a brand new trick shot artist, Paul Barrington.
Spectators can try out their hand at DP World’s six-hole mini golf challenge or practice their skills around world famous landmarks in the DP World Around the World Challenge.
At least 65,000 fans are expected to attend the four-day tournament.
The Swedish golfer went on Instagram to reveal the news and to also regret the “Superman” comment he made at the conclusion to last week’s Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya.
Stenson last Sunday suggested his rib injury some 11 days earlier resulted from an event ahead of the WGC-HSBC Champions event when he, world number one Dustin Johnson and leading China golfer Haotong Li were suspended in the air.
Stenson went onto to finish joint runner-up in Shanghai but the injury clearly affected his showing in Turkey and he finished well down the field after undergoing daily treatment on the injury.
After the event, he said: “I am not Superman given certain people thought I was Superman.”
He left Turkey indicating he was returning home for an MRI on the injury but would more than likely miss both this week’s Nedbank Challenge and also the final event in Dubai.
“I’m disappointed to have to pre-emptively withdraw from the Nedbank Golf Challenge Hosted by Gary Player, as I was looking forward to this important year-end event on the European Tour,” said Stenson.
“At this point I am back home in Orlando waiting to do a scan on my ribs and get the necessary rest. I am still hoping for a quick recovery and have not ruled out playing in Dubai next week at this point.
“My comment about not being Superman was a sarcastic way of saying that I am susceptible to injury like any other athlete and sometimes these things happen when you least expect them.”
He added: “The plan as of now will be to participate in the DP World Championship if my body is back to 100 percent.”
Sweden’s top-ranked Henrik Stenson will miss the remainder of the European Tour season with a freak “Superman” injury.
Stenson suffered a bruised rib in a promotion on the eve of the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai last month before bravely finishing joint runner-up behind England’s Justin Rose.
The Swede, however, aggravated the injury during this week’s Turkish Airlines Open won again by Rose and this was reflected in shooting a disappointing four-under par tally on the Regnun Carya course in Antalya.
The problem has ruled Stenson out of the season closing Nedbank Challenge in South Africa and the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Last month in Shanghai, Stenson had joined World No. 1 Dustin Johnson and China No. 1 Li Haotung in a promotion event, ‘hovering’ above Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama who was guarding the trophy he won a year ago.
“I am not Superman given certain people thought I was Superman so if you saw the promotion in Shanghai you know what I mean,” Stenson said.
“I have been feeling it when I swing so it has been rough this week and while I was not 100% last week, I guess the travel and the way things progressed it started getting worse rather than better.”
He is hoping now to return at the Hero World Challenge at the end of the month.