Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24th January 2023: England’s Andrew Johnston teamed up with the Good Good Guys to claim victory on the first day of the Pro-Am Hero Dubai Desert Classic.
Representing Falcon 3 Team, the 33-year-old took to the course on Tuesday, joining Stephen Castaneda, Luke Kwon and Matt Scharff, who are part of the Good Good Guys, one of the popular international content creators. Together they impressed, registering a score of -36.
Johnston said: “I’m happy to be back out on the the golf course. I feel my game is at a pretty decent place and I had a blast today. I went to tee and my group hadn’t turned up yet so had to wait a little bit but it has been a blast and I had so much fun. It was really good preparation for the week ahead.”
The Hero Dubai Desert Classic, which takes place from Thursday to Sunday this week, has attracted some of the biggest names in golf. World Number One and four-time major champion Rory McIlroy headlines the list of players, which also includes Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, and Ryan Fox.
The tournament is renowned as a family-friendly event, packed full of great entertainment for all ages to enjoy.
People can register to claim their free general admission tickets by visiting www.dubaidesertclassic.com while hospitality tickets are also available.
About Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
The New Delhi (India) headquartered Hero MotoCorp Ltd. is the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles, in terms of unit volumes sold by a single company in a year — the coveted position it has held for the past 21 consecutive years. The Company has sold over 100 million motorcycles and scooters in cumulative sales since its inception. Hero MotoCorp currently sells its products in 43 countries across Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Latin South & Central America. Hero MotoCorp has eight state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, including six in India, and one each in Colombia and Bangladesh. Hero MotoCorp has two world-class, state-of-the-art R&D facilities — the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in India and Tech Centre Germany (TCG) near Munich. Hero MotoCorp is one of the world’s largest corporate promoters of multiple disciplines of sports, including, Golf, Football, Field Hockey, Cricket and Motorsports. Fifteen-time Major winner Tiger Woods is Hero’s Global Corporate Partner.
About the Hero Dubai Desert Classic
The Hero Dubai Desert Classic, first held in 1989, is the oldest professional golf tournament in the Middle East and has established itself among the most highly anticipated events in the region, showcasing the best talent from around the world and up-and-coming golfers.
Played on the Majlis course at Emirates Golf Club, the tournament is supported by Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), who is a founding partner of the Dubai Desert Classic and the world’s largest ‘premium aluminium’ producer as well as the biggest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas. Other partners include DP World, Rolex, BMW, CNN, Emirates NBD, Khaleej Times and Wasl, with Arena, ARN, Dubai Duty Free and Motivate Media Group among the patrons of the event.
The tournament is owned and operated by Falcon and Associates. It aims to help create, deliver, and implement initiatives to increase the understanding of and appreciate the vision of Dubai to achieve specific social, economic, and trade-related goals to help support the long-term strategic positioning of the region.
To learn more about the tournament, visit https://dubaidesertclassic.com/
About the DP World Tour
The DP World Tour is the main men’s professional golf Tour of the European Tour group, with a global schedule featuring a minimum of 39 tournaments in 26 different countries across the 2023 season.
Formerly known as the European Tour, which was established in 1972, the 2023 DP World Tour schedule includes five Rolex Series events, along with four Major Championships, one World Golf Championship event, as well as tournaments staged around the world with a minimum prize of $2million for all events solely sanctioned by the DP World Tour.
The season concludes with the final Rolex Series event, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, where the winner of the Tour’s season-long competition, the Race to Dubai Rankings in partnership with Rolex, will be crowned.
DP World, the leading provider of global smart end-to-end supply chain and logistics solutions, is the title partner of the DP World Tour, which is administered by the European Tour group.
About the Rolex Series
The Rolex Series is the premium category of events on the DP World Tour, comprising five tournaments in 2023, staged in a variety of world-class golfing locations around the globe, each with a minimum prize fund of US$9 million and 9,000 DP World Tour Rankings points available.
Showcasing innovation, enriched media, content and broadcast coverage, and a superior event experience for the world’s top players, the list of Rolex Series Champions includes some of golf’s most distinguished names.
The Rolex Series was launched in 2017, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Rolex’s enduring partnership with the European Tour group.
In 2023, the Rolex Series comprises; the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (January 19-22), the Hero Dubai Desert Classic (January 26-29), the Genesis Scottish Open (July 13-16) the BMW PGA Championship (September 14-17) and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai (November 16-19), where the winner of the Race to Dubai in Partnership with Rolex will be crowned.