By Kent Gray
For fans of professional golf, it doesn’t get much better than January in the UAE.
Starting with back-to-back $8 million Rolex Series events in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the DP World Tour’s new look Desert Swing promises a month of compelling action.
We preview the four event swing by asking whether 2022 will see Rory McIlroy return to form in a major way. The Northern Irishman and world No.2 Collin Morikawa headline the fields for Yas Links and Emirates Golf Club respectively before the circuit moves on to the inaugural Ras Al Khaimah Championship at Al Hamra and the Qatar Masters at Doha G.C.
In the same Feb. 3-6 time slot as RAK, the Asian Tour’s new $5 million Saudi International will grab global attention courtesy of a star-studded field set to feature six of the world’s top 10 and 11 major champions.
We catch up with Golf Saudi ambassador Jason Kokrak ahead of the Asian Tour’s 2022 season opener and also highlight the emerging South East Asian players grateful to tee it up alongside the game’s biggest names.
Also inside we chat to CNN Living Golf host Shane O’Donoghue, get an insight into how Saudi International-bound Bryson DeChambeau upped his swing speed and visit the hottest golf community in the world.
All this and much more in the January 2022 edition of Golf Digest Middle East. Look out for PGA Tour star Jason Kokrak on the cover.
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