, / 22nd April 2015 /

Some of the greatest names in world sport have descended upon Dubai to compete in the inaugural Icons Cup 2015, a spectacular new ‘all-star’ team golf tournament, hosted at the stunning Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club on 23-24th April 2015.

The calibre and class of the unmissable two-day event is embodied by the two team captains who live up to the tag of ‘icons’ with both regarded as true greats from the game of golf; Darren Clarke and Fred Couples.

Speaking at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club ahead of the first day, Team Rest of the World Captain Darren Clarke said:

“I’m really looking forward to the next few days with Fred and the first ever Icons Cup. It’s an inspired idea. Golf needs events like this to take the spirit of the game to new and younger audiences and this event has every ingredient to be very special. Dubai is a wonderful place to play golf but to play this type of golf here involving so many international stars, connecting so many sports and fans, well it’s the perfect location.

Speaking ahead of the all-star showdown Fred Couples said: “Golf has given me some great moments and I’ve met some wonderful people over the years but to get the chance to lead a team filled with some of my country’s greatest ever athletes is really exciting. It certainly doesn’t happen every day but that’s what is so neat about the Icons Cup. It brings sports together through the love of golf and creates new rivalries and opportunities to see that competitive spirit from some true legends. It’s going to be lively and I know we don’t plan to lose! But no matter what happens I know we’re going to love every moment of being in Dubai.”

On the eve of the first Icons Cup, CEO of event organisers, Worldwide Sport and Entertainment (WWSE), Dan Hudson said: “Golf has many events and formats but few have the potential to offer up such entertainment or competition as we hope to see this week. To bring together so many iconic sports stars from so many sports around the world and have them compete is completely unheard of so it should be a spectacular few days.

“Dubai loves being first. Dubai is known for hosting the biggest and best exclusive events as well as challenging perceptions so it’s a perfect match for the Icons Cup. It really is a chance of a lifetime for fans and it’s all completely free thanks for the generous support of all our partners. So no matter what star you love or always admired from Figo to Freddie Couples everyone is welcome. Just register.”

Already alive with colour and conversation fans wanting to witness all the moments of glory or embarrassment from their heroes on the fairways can follow all the action live through the Icons Cup digital platforms including; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.