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DP World gives used golf balls second life with first-of-its kind shipping container
DP World, the leading provider of smart supply chain solutions and title partner of the newly named DP World Tour, has created a unique shipping container that will collect and redistribute used golf balls during the 2022 DP World Tour season, giving them a second life.
Travelling through DP World’s global logistics infrastructure and network, the container will visit six DP World Tour events. Fans will be invited to donate used and unwanted golf balls, which will be redistributed to organisations that are championing golf from the grassroots up, to help grow the game globally.
By launching this campaign, DP World will not only support the development of grassroots golf but will also shine a light on how the increasing popularity of the game and the pandemic-induced supply chain challenges have impacted the sport industry.
The container, which is made from a repurposed 20-foot shipping container, can house as many as 200,000 golf balls and will weigh approximately 12 tonnes when full.
Find out more about the DP World shipping container https://www.dpworld.com/dpwtcontainer
Rory returns as Golfer of the Month for July
McIlroy takes the crown after his win at The Genesis Scottish Open.
A spectacular birdie-birdie finish was just enough for McIlroy to clinch the title at the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club.
The 34-year-old received the majority of the votes for Golfer of the Month presented by DP World with 68.9%.
With high winds slimming his chances, McIlroy pulled off a remarkable stinger 2-iron into the 18th on the final round to set-up an 11-foot putt for birdie that he proceeded to hole, a truly clutch finish to boost his confidence heading into The Open where he finished inside the top ten in a major championship for the third time this season.
McIlroy became the first player to win the Scottish Open, Irish Open and Open Championship. It was also his 16th win on the DP World Tour.
The Northern Irishman jumped back up to No.2 in the Official World Golf Rankings following his win.
In second place with 21.3% of the votes is Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre.
Just one week after a top-five finish at Made in HimmerLand, MacIntyre ended the Genesis Scottish Open in style, closing with a 64 in front of home crowds to hold a one-shot lead in the clubhouse.
The left-hander pushed his tee-shot on the 72nd hole into the left rough leaving himself a long way back into strong winds. Astonishingly, MacIntyre hit a 3-wood to just three feet for birdie to make his mark, only to be defeated by one to McIlroy.
As it stands, MacIntyre’s second-place finish at The Genesis Scottish Open boosts him into an automatic qualification spot for the 2023 Ryder Cup.
Rounding-off the votes is Denmark’s Rasmus Højgaard, the winner of this year’s Made in HimmerLand.
The Dane became the first player to win on home soil in Denmark on the DP World Tour.
A 65 in round three, followed by a 64 on Sunday forced a playoff with Nacho Elvira. It was on the sixth play-off hole that the 22-year-old claimed his fourth DP World Tour title.
Making it on the DP World Tour | The Challenge Tour Graduates | Tom McKibbin
Tom McKibbin says focusing on his own goals amid outside expectations has been pivotal as he prepares to tee it up on home soil for the first time as a DP World Tour winner in the ISPS HANDA World Invitational presented by Aviv Clinics.
The Northern Irishman graduated from the European Challenge Tour at the end of last season and secured his maiden DP World Tour title on his 26th start at the Porsche European Open in June.
Victory in Germany saw the 20-year-old become the youngest winner from the island of Ireland on the Tour since Rory McIlroy.
During the course of his amateur career, McKibbin drew comparisons to the four-time Major Champion and McIlroy was one of the first to heap praise on his fellow countryman after his composed performance on the outskirts of Hamburg.
But DP World Tour rookie McKibbin is intent on forging his own path in the game and being unfazed by the pressure that comes with hailing from the same Holywood club in Northern Ireland where former World Number One McIlroy learned his golf.
“I’ve ticked off a few goals this year that I wanted to," he said. "As towards expectations and hearing stuff like that, I try to block it all out and not listen to it as much.
"I’ve heard it a lot for a long time so I’ve gotten used to it but I think my own goals and ambitions, it’s been good and I’ve been fairly happy."
McKibbin lies 38th on the Race to Dubai Rankings in partnership with Rolex and he says confidence gradually built that he belonged on Tour after he began the 2023 season with three consecutive top 20s.
Reflecting on his campaign so far, he said: “It’s been very good. Getting the win tops it all off and it was cool to get that in my first year.
"Besides that, I think I’ve played pretty consistently through the first half of the year and it’s been quite nice to see a lot of top 25s, top 20s and I think that spurred me on to go and get that win."
Fantasy DP World Tour
The 2023 DP World Tour Fantasy game has launched – with the 2023 season-long winner set to receive a once-in-a-lifetime prize that turns fantasy into reality.
Whoever finishes in first place will be treated to a trip to the 2024 DP World Tour Championship in Dubai – the season-ending tournament on the DP World Tour schedule. When there, they will receive tickets to watch all the action and receive a private lesson from a top DP World Tour professional on the driving range, hitting balls alongside the world’s best players as they prepare for the tournament. The lucky winner will then take on the challenge of playing the famous Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates the day after the world’s best players have battled it out to win the DP World Tour Championship and the season-long Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex.
The Official DP World Tour Fantasy game allows fans from all over the world to compete against each other in predicting the top six players at each tournament during the season, with weekly prizes on offer. Fans can also challenge family, friends, colleagues or followers by creating their own private or public mini league, or by joining one of the many leagues from local TV broadcasters and DP World Tour partners. Other highlights for 2023 include the launch of the Rolex Series Standings – a separate leader board for the five Rolex Series events with additional prizes on offer.
Speaking about the launch and the once-in-a-lifetime prize, Max Hamilton, Commercial and Consumer Director of the European Tour group, said: “Previous editions of our Fantasy game have proved extremely popular with our global fan base and for 2023 we wanted to up the stakes and offer a prize to the season-long winner that turns fantasy into reality. Getting the chance to visit the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, have your swing analysed by a top DP World Tour professional, and then play the famous Earth Course in Dubai, is a money can’t buy experience. Best of luck to all those competing throughout the 2023 season.”
Fans can sign up to play the 2023 DP World Tour Fantasy game at https://fantasy.dpworldtour.com/
For more details on how to play, click the image below.