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Abu Dhabi, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2006/01/08 - Al Masaood Automobiles, exclusive distributors for Nissan range of vehicles in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain have announced that they are Gold Sponsors of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
The Abu Dhabi championship scheduled from the 19th to the 22nd of January’2006, will be the first full field competition of the 2006 European Tour international schedule, one of 49 tournaments spread over 24 countries.
Mr. David Radcliffe, General Manager, Al Masaood Automobiles commented, “Al Masaood Automobiles and Nissan are proud to be associated with an event of such stature. The championship will be broadcast across 60 countries of the world and is likely to reach more than 20 million households, and will certainly help put Abu Dhabi on the sporting map of the world. Sponsorship of this prestigious event offers us an ideal platform to provide the Nissan brand with tremendous exposure and to reach out to a select and premier audience not only in the Middle East but also internationally"
The Abu Dhabi Golf Club has been originally designed by Swiss architect Peter Harradine and had been modified and upgraded for this prestigious championship. With internationally ranked world class players like Vijay Singh, John Daly, Colin Montgomerie, Thomas Bjorn, Sergio Garcia having confirmed attendance the $ 2 Million inaugural Abu Dhabi Golf Championship is likely to draw crowds of upto 10,000 on each day of the event.
Mr. David Radcliffe further added “ To help ensure that the drivers experience peace of mind experience off the course, Al Masaood Automobiles and Nissan are happy to provide the players with a fleet of Armada and Murano vehicles that will be at their exclusive disposal throughout the duration of the championship”.
The Armada and the Murano are Nissan’s recently launched formidable models that have gone a long way in establishing Nissan’s leadership in the 4WD segment. The Armada is the first Japanese offering in the full size SUV segment while the Murano is Nissan’s first crossover model. Both models embody Nissan’s bold departure from the conventional and have taken the markets by storm.
Other popular models in the Nissan line up include the recently launched young and trendy Tiida, the powerful Altima and also the largest SUV line up in the region comprising of the X Trail, Pathfinder and the legendary Patrol.
A maximum of 120 players will tee off in the 72 hole stroke play event with four rounds being played over four days, the cut being made after 36 holes to the top 65 and ties.