The American stormed to a dominant seven shot victory at Emirates Golf Club in 2019 to claim his first European Tour title and add to his growing list of career achievements.
The 26-year-old has won the US Amateur and lifted trophies as a professional on both sides of the Atlantic but has yet to make a splash in golf’s four biggest events. The Ryder Cup star’s best finish in 14 Majors has been a tie for 15th at the 2016 U.S. Open Championship but he is determined to improve on that record this summer.
Meanwhile, Major Champions Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia are looking to keep the flag flying for the over 40s following Lee Westwood’s impressive victory in Abu Dhabi last week. The Englishman secured his 25th European Tour title at the age of 46 and he is the latest player to prove that age is just a number.
Stenson was 40 when he won The Open Championship at Royal Troon and, now 43, returned to the winner’s circle with victory in the Bahamas last December. The Swede arrives in the Middle East from Singapore and insists he has plenty more miles left on the clock at the top of the game.
Garcia, a winner of the event in 2017, only turned 40 earlier this month so is still looking for a first win of this decade but the Spaniard is confident he can take on the young guns.