The Oman Open
The Oman Open formed part of the European Tour and was played annually at Al Mouj Golf in Muscat. The 2020 event saw 144 players competing for the $1.75 million prize fund and attracted 10 of the world's top 100 Professionals. Promoted and managed by the Oman Golf Association in 2019 and 2020 the event strived to not only be a high profile sporting event but also to put Oman at the forefront, serving as a platform for increased tourism and investment, through the global television exposure.
The Oman Open was part of the European Tour since 2018, but the journey started in 2013 when the European Challenge Tour first came to the Sultanate, returning each year until 2017. The event grew year on year, in strength and reputation, and became a firm favourite amongst the European Tour players.
2020 Oman Open Champion
The Oman Open was a life changing event for me. To get my first European Tour win at such a wonderful course is something I'll never forget.
former World #1 and two time Major Champion
Thanks to everyone involved at @omanopengolf, it has been an absolute pleasure to visit your wonderful country and experience the friendliness and kindness of the people here. I will be back!
3 time European Tour Winner
I love the course, it's in my top five in the world if I'm being honest, and every year coming back is an absolute pleasure. Really love this country, Greg Norman has designed an absolute masterpiece in Al Mouj Golf.
CEO European Tour
Oman truly is a hidden gem. It offers all a top Pro golfer would like to have. The weather is perfect, the people are hospitable and most importantly the Al Mouj Golf course is just amazing. All of these make Oman an ideal golf destination.
The inaugural Oman Open was won by Joost Luiten getting the better of Chris Wood in a thrilling final round to finish on 16 under par and claim his sixth European Tour win .
Kurt Kıtayama won his second European Tour title in just 11 starts at the windswept 2019 Oman Open. Birdies on the final day at the 16th and 17th holes and a solid par at the last saw him post a 7 under par total to win by one stroke.
Playing in his sixth European Tour event, the 21 year old from Finland birdied his 72nd hole to match the birdie of Brandon Stone and force a playoff. On the third trip down the challenging 18th hole Valimaki's par 4 was good enough to give him his first European Tour win.