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Education City to host 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters


Photo: L-R: Commercial Bank EGM and chief marketing officer Hussein Al Abdulla, Hassan Nasser Al Naimi, president of Qatar Golf Association and Michael Braidwood general manager of Education City Golf Club.

Education City Golf Club will become the newest golf course on the European Tour Calendar when it hosts the 23rd edition of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in 2020. Designed by José Maria Olazábal, the exciting new venue expects to not only challenge the European Tour stars but to entertain local and international spectators with its unique views of the Doha Skyline and the 2022 Education City World Cup Stadium. The highly-anticipated event is organised by Qatar Golf Association (QGA), the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), Education City Golf Club and long-term title sponsor, Commercial Bank. The tournament is considered Qatar’s annual ‘must-attend’ sporting and social event, first held in 1998 and widely known for bringing together the world’s best golf talent; the likes of Sergio Garcia, Rory Mcllroy, Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Ernie Els and Henrik Stenson have all competed in past years.

Hassan Nasser Al Naimi, president of QGA, said: “On behalf of the Qatar Golf Association, we are truly grateful for the support of the Qatar Olympic Committee and our long-term title sponsor, Commercial Bank of Qatar which has helped us position the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters as a significant world-class golf event. We are also very excited about working alongside Education City Golf Club for the 23rd Edition and aim to continue its success.”

Commercial Bank EGM and chief marketing officer Hussein Al Abdulla said: “Our fruitful co-operation with Qatar Golf Association, the Olympic Committee and Education city will certainly help us combine our effort to showcase to the world the countless opportunities that Qatar can present to the sports industry being a world-class destination for international tournaments. We are looking forward to widen the platform of this cooperation through supporting more sports activities in the future. I am positive that our goals will become easier to achieve now with the new remarkable facility of the Education City Golf Club opened.”

The 2020 event will see Education City support and emphasize community and family activities as it aims to encourage young Qataris to take up the sport and to grow the game of golf in Qatar. Speaking on behalf of Education City Golf Club, general manager Michael Braidwood stated: “Education City Golf Club is excited to be hosting the 2020 Qatar Masters. We have recently opened our golf course and we have been delighted by the response of our clients on the quality and challenge of the course. It will be interesting to see how the European tour stars play the course. The event is an ideal opportunity for us to further our goal in growing the game of golf here in Qatar and we aim to use it as a platform to get as many new people engaged in the game.”

The 2020 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters will take place between March 5-8, 2020.