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The world’s highest ranked golfer and the last big winner in the championship head to the Middle East, as Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau pledged to play at the Saudi International in February on Monday

Johnson, rated No 1 after winning the Northern Trust and the Tour Championship the past two months, and DeChambeau, who won the US Open by six strokes in September at Winged Foot

Saudi International, an official European tour event, is scheduled for February 4-7 at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell will return to defend his championship

Johnson won the 2019 Saudi International by two strokes, then finished two strokes behind McDowell in this year’s event

« I can’t wait to return to Saudi Arabia for the third year in a row, » Johnson said in a statement “I really enjoyed my two visits and love the golf course as evidenced by my victory and second place The scuba diving experiences I had in the Red Sea were also amazing

« It was pretty neat to watch the growth of golf in the kingdom, and that’s certainly one of the reasons I love playing in Saudi Arabia »

DeChambeau took sixth place in 2019 at the Royal Greens the week after claiming a European tour victory in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

“I have undergone many changes since my last visit to the kingdom as I strive to realize my golfing potential, and I think you can say the same for golf in Saudi Arabia as it continues to grow. develop as Golf Saudi strives to develop game, ”he said in a statement“ Obviously I hope to finish a little better this year, but I’m also very interested to see what has changed and how golf has grown since my last visit »

McDowell said in a statement: “After winning the Saudi International 2020 in February against such an incredible field, we very quickly had to deal with everything Covid-19 has thrown at us since then, so I think that I was lucky to be able to keep that awesome sense of victory through the darker parts of the lockdown

« I’m really looking forward to wrapping up 2020 and having a fresh start for 2021 and from what I’ve heard about how the field is moving, it seems like almost everyone has decided to take this new start in Arabia Arabia « 

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