The Bordeaux based frenchman and DP world tour member, Greg Havret, will be leading the exclusive amateur competition in Dubai beginning December 5th.
“The World Amateur Tour is absolutely thrilled to have such an amazing tour player amongst their ambassadors.” – Jean-Charles Cambon, World Amateur Tour
Now in its 7th year, The World Amateur Tour is a thirty-six hole tournament built to the same standards as the biggest international professional competitions, offering amateur players the unique experience of the pressure and adrenaline of a professional tournament.
Crowned European Champion in 1999, Greg Havret has since been playing The European Tour. In 2005, he joined the top 50, ending the year in 45th place in the European Rankings.
Havret’s biggest win to date came in 2007 when he defeated then world number three Phil Mickelson in a play-off at the 2007 Scottish Open in Loch Lomond. This victory allowed him to finish the year in 19th position in Order of Merit, his best ranking so far establishing him as the highest ranked French golfer.
His love affair with Scotland continued in 2008 when he captured The Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, finishing tied third at the same event in 2009.
2010 represented a new beginning for Greg; after a successful start to the season, he qualified to participate in the US Open at Pebble Beach.
Paired with Tiger Woods during the last round Greg played his best golf yet and finished second, just one shot away from winning the gold medal and ahead of Tiger, Ernie Els and once again Phil Mickelson.
“ I was super excited when Jean-Charles called to offer me the opportunity to represent such an amazing concept and share my experience and skill with the competitors. I think that The World Amateur Tour is a fantastic experience for amateur players. It’s a unique opportunity and I really look forward to our collaboration at the last and Final event at Dubai Creek.”– Greg Havret