NEWS: Golf fans raise over AED 600,000 for charity at invitational

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 31: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland chats to cricketer Brian Lara at the Abu Dhabi Invitational at Yas Links Golf Course on January 31, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Darren Arthur/Getty Images for Professional Sports Group) *** Local Caption *** Rory McIlroy

Photo by Darren Arthur/Getty Images for Professional Sports Group

Abu Dhabi’s latest golfing event helped raise over AED 600,000 for charity.

The Abu Dhabi Invitational, hosted by Abu Dhabi Sports Council at Yas Links, saw guests and golfers raise funds for Emirates Red Crescent through various activities including a ‘Keepy-Uppy Challenge’ and a silent auction. The auction included unique items such as a pair of golf shoes from Rory McIlroy and a painting of the Irish World No. 3 by renowned French artist Remi Bartoche.

Playing alongside McIlroy at the pro-am was rising amateur Bryson DeChambeau, Felipe Aguilar, Emirati Ahmed Al Musharrekh and Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee.

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