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Top golfers praise the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship this year for the organization and opportunity is afforded eventual winner Tommy Fleetwood.

They praised the tournament director Peter German for the growth of the championship since its inception in over a decade ago.

The award money this year was commended and the reputation amongst the best golfers on the European Tour soared.

“It definitely makes this course easy when you’re hitting green, because it’s tricky. The greens are perfect, but they are firm and they are fast. You want to avoid sort of – you want to avoid chipping or hitting bunker shots as much as you can; and if you’re not going to make many bogeys, which you shouldn’t do if you hit the greens,” the eventual winner said despite missing the cut three times in his last six appearances.

Dustin Johnson said that it was not easy playing at the championship as the course was one that required golfers to play a few rounds to adapt. The player could not make his usual on par-fives but he still finished with an eagle on the 18th, which showed that the World number 3 was brilliant in the final run. Johnson added that he liked the course and that he hopes to participate in the next edition.

Henrik Stenson,40, did not still have his breakthrough at the course after eleven times. He finished joint eight with 13-under with Lee Westwood and Peter Hanson.

“I think I played good enough to potentially go all the way this week, but at the same time, I played 18 holes in six weeks and that was the Pro-Am here on Wednesday. You’re going to make one or two little mistakes when you haven’t played much golf, and given that, I’m really happy with the state of my game and managing to be up in contention,” the European number one said.