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Tom Phillips: from inspiration to leadership in the golfing world

Tom Phillips says he is optimistic about 'a fantastic experience for the viewers and Dubai.'

Tom Phillips says he is optimistic about ‘a fantastic experience for the viewers and Dubai.’

A Legacy of Influence

Inspired by his father’s advertising profession that opened doors to exclusive sporting events, Tom Phillips found his passion. Now, as the head of the Middle East division for the DP World Tour, he finds himself in the esteemed company of the world’s top golfers.

Leading the Charge

In his role, Phillips oversees the organization of marquee events like the season-ending DP World Tour Championship held at Dubai’s Jumeirah Golf Estates. 

Describing it as the pinnacle of their calendar, the 50-year-old expresses its global significance as it draws renowned golfers such as Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm to compete on the prestigious Earth Course.

A Grand Spectacle

The magnitude of the event is staggering. With a broadcast reaching 170 countries and over 600 million households, the championship has firmly established itself as a global sporting extravaganza. Last year alone, a record-breaking attendance of 68,000 attendees over four days underscored the event’s growing popularity and influence.

Tom Phillips’ journey from being captivated by his father’s experiences to now orchestrating one of golf’s most prestigious events stands as a testament to his dedication and the event’s soaring prominence in the world of sports entertainment.

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