Sporting legends to play in Dubai’s Icons Cup golf competition
07 April, 2015
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 from 22-24 April 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 former 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 latter 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.