in 2023, the biennial men's and women's team events will visit the Middle East for the 1st time, with the United Arab Emirates as host
Selected: By the International Golf Federation, the United Arab Emirates as host of the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships, the IGF and the USGA announced Thursday in a news release. Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Fire Course, a Greg Norman design, in Dubai will host the event. It will be the first time for the biennial men’s and women’s events to be played in the Middle East. The WATC, which dates to 1958, was canceled this year because of the global coronavirus pandemic. The WATC will move to odd-numbered years after the 2022 edition at Le Golf National near Paris, avoiding a conflict with the Summer Olympics. The WATC features up to 72 nations in a 72-hole stroke-play event, with the two lowest scores from the three-member team counting for the daily score. Jumeirah Golf Estates' companion Earth Course, which also was designed by Norman, hosts the European Tour's annual finale, the DP World Tour Championship, in December.
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