We have returned to Doha again this week and, to give you a bit of insight into life on Tour…getting this tournament back on the schedule has definitely been one of the toughest so far for the European Tour! The Qatar borders have been closed to international travellers ever since the pandemic first started back in March last year which means that we’ve all had to apply for a multitude of special exemption visas to even get access into the country. On top of that we were then required to take COVID tests at the airport as soon as we got off the plane and quarantine in our hotel rooms until the results came back 24 hours later! Obviously travelling everywhere at the moment is more complicated than it used to be…but when there are still such strict national restrictions in place such as those we face this week – it really highlights how much effort the Qatar Golf Association and European Tour have had to go through to get these events running for us again, and we are very grateful for those opportunities in return!
‘This has definitely been one of the toughest events for the European Tour to put together so far!’
It’s an early start for us tomorrow as I’m off at 6.45am local time alongside Laurie Canter and George Coetzee. Should be a couple of fun first few days out there!
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