DOHA: Qatar Duty Free (QDF) welcomed the world’s golfing elite to Doha, as they compete for the Mother of Pearl Trophy in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament, to be held at the Doha Golf Club from 26 to 29 January 2017.
QDF is the official retail partner of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters; a thrilling four-day event affectionately known as ‘the pearl in Qatar’s sporting crown’. The prestigious tournament is part of the European Tour and provides competitors an exciting and challenging environment, with Doha Golf Club playing host to the longest par 72 on the tour. Players attending this year’s 20th anniversary Commercial Bank Qatar Masters include Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer, Andy Sullivan, Chris Wood, Ernie Els and Paul Lawrie. A total of more than 100 players will compete for the trophy and prize fund of US$2.5 million.
Senior Vice President Qatar Duty Free, Luis Gasset, said: “The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters has been a much celebrated event on Qatar’s calendar for the last 20 years, and I am thrilled that we could again be part of this prestigious tournament. It’s exciting to see world class athletes play on a world class golf course – right here in our home of Doha, Qatar.”
QDF is celebrating the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters with its own booth located in the Public Village. Enthusiasts can take a ‘golf-pro selfie’ to share with friends on social media, or enjoy an interactive journey to discover QDF’s multi-award winning Duty Free shopping experience, hosted by QDF’s very own staff.
“Sponsorships such as this provide us with a really important opportunity to support and grow these outstanding events here in our home in Doha. We continue to build Qatar into a leading destination for sport and entertainment and the event showcases Doha to the world, reaching an audience of more than 400 million through television coverage. I wish all players the very best for the tournament ahead and I encourage everyone to come along and support these men who are sure to display the very best in golf,” Gasset added.
The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters has been held in Doha since 1998 and is held at the beginning of each year as part of the European Tour. QDF has been the official retail partner of since 2009, with the event attracting over 25,000 people every year.