One of the most hotly contested auction items was a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to play golf anywhere in the world with Ryder Cup star Ross Fisher and US Open champion Graeme McDowell, with all flights and accommodation included. Tournament Host Abdullah Al Naboodah won with a bid of $45,000 at the Emirates Airline Invitational Charity Auction before donating the prize to good friend and Al Ahli FC manager David O'Leary. However, there was to be a further twist as O'Leary, in an act of overwhelming generosity, 're-donated' it to 12-year-old Dhruv Nair. The talented youngster, who secured a spot in the field via the Worldwide Golf Golden Ticket Qualifying Series, had put in a hugely impressive performance in the Pro-Am section of the event to finish just one stroke back from the winners alongside playing partner Pablo Larrazabal on 11-under-par. "This is amazing, the best day of my life," said Nair. "I really enjoyed playing with the pros at Yas Links and I played really well, my best round ever." : : Photo, Stuart Adams www.golftourimages.com 27th September 2011.
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One of the most hotly contested auction items was a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to play golf anywhere in the world with Ryder Cup star Ross Fisher and US Open champion Graeme McDowell, with all flights and accommodation included. Tournament Host Abdullah Al Naboodah won with a bid of $45,000 at the Emirates Airline Invitational Charity Auction before donating the prize to good friend and Al Ahli FC manager David O'Leary. However, there was to be a further twist as O'Leary, in an act of overwhelming generosity, 're-donated' it to 12-year-old Dhruv Nair. The talented youngster, who secured a spot in the field via the Worldwide Golf Golden Ticket Qualifying Series, had put in a hugely impressive performance in the Pro-Am section of the event to finish just one stroke back from the winners alongside playing partner Pablo Larrazabal on 11-under-par. "This is amazing, the best day of my life," said Nair. "I really enjoyed playing with the pros at Yas Links and I played really well, my best round ever." : : Photo, Stuart Adams www.golftourimages.com 27th September 2011.

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Date: 27 Sep 2011
Location: Perth UK United Kingdom
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