By Neil Halligan
Stars of sports taking part in Ryder Cup-style competition
A host of sporting legends, including Luis Figo, Shane Warne and Brian O’Driscoll, are coming to Dubai to play in The Icons Cup, a Ryder Cup-style team golf competition.
The first of its kind event will take place at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club between April 22nd and 24th and will feature two teams – a US team captained by Fred Couples and a Rest of the World team captained by new European Ryder Cup skipper Darren Clarke.
The US team includes basketball legend Ray Allen, 11-Time World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater and one of the most successful boxers of all-time, Oscar De La Hoya, while among the ranks of the Rest of the World team will be former football stars Gabriel Batistuta and Dwight Yorke, former cricketers Brain Lara and Kapil Dev, and five-time Olmypic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave.
Anyone wishing to attend the event can register on the Icons Cup website.For all the latest lifestyle news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.