Harrington adds Ras Al Khaimah Championship to his desert swing

Ronan MacNamara

Padraig Harrington (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pádraig Harrington has confirmed he will play in next month’s Ras Al Khaimah Championship at Al Hamra Golf Club.

The three-time major champion and 2020 European Ryder Cup captain joins the likes of Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard and Race to Dubai runner-up Ryan Fox from February 2-5.

The 2022 US Senior Open champion kicks off his desert swing at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in a fortnight and is now pencilled in for Ras Al Khaimah where he finished in a share of 27th place.


“I’m looking forward to playing the Ras Al Khaimah Championship next month,” said Harrington.

“I enjoyed last year’s tournament and relish the opportunity to visit Ras Al Khaimah and play at Al Hamra Golf Club once again.

“I ended last season well over in the US with a win at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, and it will be great to get my 2023 season up and running in the Middle East.”

Harrington also won four times on the Champions Tour last year and will tee it up at Al Hamra which first hosted an event in 2016 – the Challenge Tour’s Ras Al Khaimah Golf Challenge – before welcoming the Grand Final in 2018 as well as back-to-back DP World Tour events in 2022.

“The field for the Ras Al Khaimah Championship is getting better by the day and we can’t wait to see Padraig Harrington in action next month,” said Tom Phillips, Head of the Middle East for the DP World Tour.

“The former Ryder Cup Captain is an icon of the game and is playing some fantastic golf lately having won four times last year on the PGA TOUR Champions.

“As well as his appearance at Al Hamra Golf Club, there’s so much to see and do for everyone attending the event.

“From the off-course activities all the way through to the musical entertainment, it really is guaranteed to be a fantastic event in Ras Al Khaimah.”

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