English golfer and titleholder, Tommy Fleetwood, scored remarkable 22- under par on the final day of the 13th edition of Abu Dhabi HSBC championship- presented by EGA, to retain his title, and to continue his fine form after winning the Race to Dubai previously.
Fleetwood finished on 22-under par, two shots ahead of fellow countryman Ross Fisher to have a very remarkable round of 65 on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the amazing Abu Dhabi Golf Club in Abu Dhabi.
Fleetwood received the trophy from HE Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi, Chairman of UAE General Sports Authority and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
Tommy Fleetwood received the trophy in the presence of Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qassimi- Chairman of both UAE & Arabian Gulf Federations, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council; HE Aref Hamad Al Awani, and Abdul Fatah Sharaf, CEO of UAE HSBC Bank, Abdul Allah Jasim bin Kalaban- CEO & Managing Director of Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA), and Yousef Rasool Khoori who presented a Rolex watch to the champion Fleetwood.
Fleetwood has become the second golfer to retain the title of Abu Dhabi HSBC championship after 3-time winner Martin Kamyer who won in 2010 and 2011, recording 21 and 24 under par respectively.
Fleetwood’s fellow compatriots Rory McIlroy and Matthew Fitzpatrick finished tied in third on 18 under par, with Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters in fourth position on 17 under par.
When presenting the coveted trophy to Tommy Fleetwood, HE Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi congratulated him on this remarkable achievement and on the top performance on this championship, and said this championship is proving its huge successes each year during the last 13 years.
HSBC Abu Dhabi 2018 championship has been presented by EGA, and witnessed 126 professional golfers-89 of them from the world’s top 100 golfers, taking part.
HE Aref Hamad Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council said: “We have witnessed the world’s top golfers competing fireclay in a very tight event over here during the last four days. Our congratulations to Tommy Fleetwood on winning and retaining his title amid this very tight competition.”
Al Awani assured the championship has been great success through the partnership of HSBC and EGA, as this event proved to be a very important one within the golf world tour.
He said this championship-based on ADSC’s vision, cemented the position of Abu Dhabi as a world capital and hub for remarkable international sporting events and championships.