Legendary American rocker Alice Cooper is set to take part in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic Challenge Match on Tuesday as well as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic Pro Am on Wednesday, according to Gulf News.
The singer and self-proclaimed golf addict will be teamed with fellow American Mark O’Meara. The challenge will see the likes of Lee Westwood, Thomas Bjorn, Jeev Milkha Singh, Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Henrik Stenson also competing in the nine-hole competition.
The daring musician has said on multiple occasions that golf was what helped him overcome his crippling drinking addiction in the 80s.
“Golf Monster,” Coopers tell all memoir that was published in 2007 told of how the heavy metal musician came to love the game of golf and how he beat his addiction by waking up at 7am daily to play a 36 hole game of gold.
Cooper recently said in a release “I love the game of golf. It’s never a bad day for me on the golf course, I’ve hit bad shots, but I’ve never thrown a club. I play a different course every single day.”
Mohammad Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of Golf in Dubai recently told Gulf News that “If there is one rock star who takes his golf seriously, I think it is Alice Cooper. His presence will help to create an electric atmosphere buzzing at the Challenge Match, Alice Cooper is an inspiration to all those who want to kick their bad habits and live a healthy lifestyle. We are delighted to have him in the field and look forward to seeing him entertain the fans.”
“The Challenge Match is a fun-filled affair that provides fans with an opportunity to see the game’s biggest stars, along with Alice Cooper, up close and personal. The idea is to provide first-class entertainment. Cameras are allowed and there are no restrictions on autograph hunters,” he added.