Robert Rock Wins the 2012 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship


ABU DHABI – Robert Rock, who took the lead from Day 3, has won the 2012 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, followed by Rory McIlroy in second place and Tiger Woods for third.

Robert Rock

For the second consecutive year, Cadillac was the Official Transport Vehicle of the tournament, which took place at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club from January 26-29, 2012.

This year players also unsuccessfully attempted to win a 2012 Cadillac SRX by making a hole-in-one on the 7th hole.

The hole-in-one prize formed part of Cadillac’s sponsorship of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. As Official Transport Vehicle, Cadillac provided 55 vehicles to transport some of the biggest names in the sport, including this year’s winner, Robert Rock, and the world’s top four ranked golfers, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer; as well as 14-time major winner, Tiger Woods.

The tournament’s visitors were also able to get an up-close view of the full Cadillac line-up, which was displayed throughout the tournament, including the CTS-V Sport Sedan, CTS-V Coupe, SRX and Escalade Platinum.

Tiger Woods

“The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship is fast becoming recognized as one of the European Tour’s leading tournaments with some of the world’s best golfers playing in the event. An ambition shared with Cadillac, which is in the midst of a bold and long term mission to reclaim its historical position as ‘the standard of the world’, said John Stadwick, President of General Motors Middle East.

Cadillac’s has an illustrious association with golf formed over several decades. This prolific relationship was cemented in 2010, when the PGA TOUR, on behalf of the International Federation of PGA Tours, and Cadillac announced a multi-year agreement whereby Cadillac became title sponsor of the World Golf Championships – Cadillac Championship and an umbrella sponsor of the World Golf Championships.