Duffield attended the Masters Tournament on two occasions during his trip to the Word Final Image Credit: Supplied

Kevin Duffield shot 34 points to win the GCC Division of the Race to Georgia World Final held alongside The Masters, at The Reserve Club, Woodside, Georgia, US.

The other GCC finalists making the trip from the region were Yves Bouchard (The Els Club, Dubai) and Quentin Morel (Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai).

Duffield firstly qualified through his club qualifier at Riyadh Golf Club as well as a GCC Regional Final, again at his home club in Saudi Arabia, with 38 points to win Division 1, to go through to the World Final.

The all-expenses trip involved a visit to the Practice Round at Augusta on Tuesday plus the Race to Georgia World Final and then a visit to a tournament day on Saturday before returning home.

It was a tough course set-up for the World Final played in glorious sunshine but it was very windy – mirroring the conditions at The Masters just down the road.

Keith Watson, tournament organiser on behalf of REZA Hygiene who accompanied the players to the World Final, said: Our GCC qualifiers have had a great week that is a ‘Bucket List’ experience for them all. Congratulations to Kevin on his win. The whole season and the World Final have once again exceeded all our expectations and we look forward to hopefully starting to plan for next year immediately on our return to make the Race to Georgia even bigger and better next season. We have had over 2,500 golfers participate in this season’s qualifiers – a record for our event. We thank all our participating clubs and sponsors for their continued support.’

An international field of 37 golfers competed in the Race to Georgia World Final with country representation from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and the USA.

Golf clubs from the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia participated in club qualifiers with the winners going through to the Regional Finals held in the UAE and Saudi.