Monday, January 15, 2018

Playing Field for 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Dustin Johnson playing

The 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship golf tournament on the European Tour is taking place this week from January 18-21, 2018, at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Here is a list of the playing field this week at the 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.



The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship dates back to 2006. Martin Kaymer holds the record for most wins with three. Rickie Fowler won this event in 2016 and Tommy Fleetwood is the defending champion.

The big news for the 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship is that the world's #1 ranked golfer, Dustin Johnson, is playing. Dustin Johnson is reportedly being paid a Tiger Woods like $3.5 million appearance fee to play in the 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.


Playing Field for 2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Dustin Johnson Playing


  • Dustin Johnson

  • Justin Rose

  • Henirk Stenson

  • Rory McIlroy

  • Paul Casey

  • Matt Kuchar

  • Tommy Fleetwood

  • Rafa Cabrera Bello


All the players listed above are ranked in the top 20 in the world. Golf major winners in the field not included above are Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer, Danny Willett and Trevor Immelman. Other big name golfers in the playing field are Ian Poulter, Branden Grace, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood and Andy Sullivan. 

As mentioned above, Rickie Fowler won this event in 2016. He joined Chris DeMarco (2006) as the only Americans to have won this European Tour event in Dubai. Other Americans in the playing field this week besides Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar are Bryson Dechambeau, David Lipsky and Daniel IM. 

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