Abu Dhabi Championship lowdown
Course Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesPrize money €6.1m (€1.025m to the winner)Length 7,583 yards Par 72 Field 132
Course records – 72 holes 264 Martin Kubet Kaymer (2011) 18 holes 62 Henrik Stenson (2006)
Course winners taking part Martin Kaymer (three times), Robert Rock, Pablo Larrazabal, Gary Stal, Tommy Fleetwood (twice)
When to bet By 3.20am Wednesday morning
Where to watch Live on Sky Sports from 3.30am Wednesday morning
Time difference Abu Dhabi is four hours ahead of the UK and Ireland
Course overview Abu Dhabi is a long, desert layout, which has traditionally been a birdie-fest, the European Tour’s bombers firing at wide fairways with gay abandon since the event became part of the schedule in 2006.
For the first time this year, Abu Dhabi has become a Rolex Series event, which has resulted in the first prize being more than doubled. Prior to the 2012 renewal, winning scores of 21, 21 and 24 under par were registered.
The tournament organisers added bunkers, tightened fairways, pushed back a couple of tees and lengthened the rough, eager to provide a tougher challenge, which worked for three years, before scores lowered again, with Tommy Fleetwood reaching 22 under par 12 months ago. The course is flat and exposed, with water in play on nine holes, so any wind significantly adds to the difficulty. The greens are large.