Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the Official Duty Free Partner of the annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, congratulated Eddie Pepperell on his victory in the tournament, which took place at the Doha Golf Club from 22-25 February. The tournament brought talented golfers from around the world to Doha, including top players Oliver Fisher of England, Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland and Paul Lawrie of Scotland.
English golfer Eddie Pepperell walked away from the tournament with the top trophy and the coveted prize fund, beating compatriot Oliver Fisher to win the Qatar Masters and claim his first European Tour title in his 129th event.
"What a day," Pepperell told the European Tour website. "Oli made it really tough and I made it tough for myself at the end there with the second shot at 18. I felt good all day, I felt comfortable. I didn't feel that comfortable with my swing but I was in a great place mentally and I kept telling myself that I'm going to win this."
Head of Qatar Duty Free, Mr. Thabet Musleh, said: “Qatar Duty Free is thrilled to have once again sponsored one of the world’s most prestigious golf tournaments here in Doha and we are delighted to congratulate Eddie Pepperell, winner of this year’s Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. It was an absolute privilege for Qatar Duty Free’s Pro-Am Team to be able to play with and learn from Eddie Pepperell. We also look forward to announcing the winner of our Instagram photo competition from the Qatar Duty Free photobooth in the public village on 14th March.”
As an award-winning retailer, QDF sponsors a number of major sports events in Doha, including the Exxonmobil Open Men’s Tennis Tournament and Qatar Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament.
QDF offers 40,000 square meters of combined retail, food and beverage facilities at Hamad International Airport (HIA), establishing the retailer as a premier shopping and dining destination. With more than 90 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, fashion, electronics, gourmet foods and much more, QDF at HIA caters to all tastes and needs. In addition, more than 30 cafes and restaurants offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the Official Airline partner of FIFA, is a leading supporter of major global sporting events, including the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and the FIFA Club World Cup™, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.
HIA, the home of QDF, met a number of significant milestones in 2017, including being classified as a five-star airport by Skytrax, making it one of only five other airports in the world to achieve this status. Earlier this year, it was ranked ‘Sixth Best Airport in the World’ by the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards, moving up four places from 2016. HIA has also won the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ title for three consecutive years and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for the past two years.
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