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Rain of stars at Saudi International 2022

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To launch its 2022 season, the full calendar of which has not yet been revealed, the Asian Tour offers a field worthy of a Masters at Saudi International scheduled from February 3 to 6, 2022 at the Royal Greens & Country Club in Jeddah. Dustin Johnson (photo) but also Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Sc Chaudele and Phil Mickelson will be the main stars of this $ 5 million endowment tournament.

On the European Tour calendar (now DP World Tour) between 2019 and 2021, the Saudi International just switched to theAsian Tour and proposes for the launch of the 2022 season scheduled for February 3 at Royal Greens & Country Club de Djeddah a shower of stars. American but also European.

Twice winner of the event (2019 and 2021), Dustin Johnson so is once again at the start. In its wake, we find several members of the PGA Tour, which has therefore visibly given the green light for these to be “exported” to another Tour during a trip – very lucrative – to the Middle East.

Many members of the PGA Tour

It’s about the Americans Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Xander Schauffele, Kevin Na, Jason Kokrak, Bubba Watson, Harold Varner III and Jason Dufner but also Mexican Abraham Ancer, from Venezuelan Jhonattan vegas, from Chilean Joaquin Niemann, from South African Louis Oosthuizen or even the Australian Adam Scott.

Several members of the DP World Tour (who were for the most part at the final of the Race a fortnight ago in Dubai) are also expected, such as the English. Paul Casey, Lee Westwood, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter, the Spaniards Adri Arnaus, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Sergio Garcia, Irish Shane Lowry, the Northern Irish Graeme McDowell (winner in 2020), the Swedish Henrik Stenson !

The field will be completed by the top 30 of the order of merit 2020-21 of the Asian Tour and by 30 other players confirmed after the two tournaments scheduled for mid-January in Singapore. What is already certain is that such a plateau will not soon dispel the still insistent rumors of the creation of a Super League (of which Saudi Arabia remains the keystone) which would compete with the yet very powerful PGA Tour.

Photo : Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

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