DP World and Luke Willett team up to set new world record for fastest nine holes

Luke Willett set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest nine-hole round of golf by an individual at Jumeirah Golf Estates ahead of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

The record-breaking performance took place on the Fire Course in Dubai, with 39-year-old PGA professional Luke showcasing his shot-making skills by using just a three-wood, six-iron and pitching-wedge in his record-setting round of 20 minutes and 12 seconds.

The challenge was initiated by DP World, with British speed golf number one Luke selected to take on the 2709-yard layout on the Fire Course.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have set this Guinness World Record,” said Luke. “It’s an incredible feeling to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the sport, and I’m grateful for the opportunity provided by DP World. Their expertise in smart logistics is truly commendable, and I’m honoured to be a part of this record-breaking journey with them. This is only the start.”

Danny van Otterdijk, DP World’s group chief communications officer, said: “Luke’s remarkable speed and skill are truly commendable, and we are delighted to have been a part of this historic moment. At DP World, we thrive on efficiency and excellence, and Luke’s record-breaking performance perfectly aligns with our values. We congratulate him on this extraordinary feat, especially considering the course and the temperature, and look forward to witnessing more milestones in his impressive speed golf career.”