Ten Sports to air Dubai golf tourney

MUMBAI: Ten Sports has a treat in store for golf enthusiasts. Over the next two weeks the broadcaster will telecast live, the Dubai Desert Classic.


This is the richest golf tournament outside the US and Europe. The broadcaster will also air the Qatar Open, which will be jointly sanctioned by the European and Asian Tours.

The Dubai Desert Classic kicks off on 3 March at the Emirates Golf Club course. The tournament offers a total prize fund of $-2.2 million. Participants include world number three Ernie Els, the defending champion Mark O’Meara, 2003 British Open winner Ben Curtis and seven-time European Tour Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie.


The four day tournament has two Indians in the fray. Arjun Atwal is an exempt member on European Tour because of two victories. Jyoti Randhawa has been invited after finishing second in the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2004.

Meanwhile, The Qatar Masters which will be played at the Doha Golf Club from 10 -13 March will feature six Indian players. Apart from Atwal and Randhawa, the others in fray are Jeev Milkha Singh, Amandeep Johl, Rahil Gangjee and Harmeet Kahlon. The total purse of the event, which is being co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour for the first time, is $1.5 million.

Ten Sports claims to be watched in 35 million homes.

The schedule is as follows:

Day Match Time
3 March Dubai Desert Classic 3 pm
4 March Dubai Desert Classic 3 pm
5 March Dubai Desert Classic 2:30 pm
6 March Dubai Desert Classic 2:30 pm

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