The European Tour continues its trek through the Arabian Peninsula at the 31st edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Last year, Bryson DeChambeau trounced the field by seven strokes for his first career European Tour title, and he’s back to defend against another stellar field. There are several past champions in the field, including 2017 champion Sergio Garcia and 2016 Danny Willett, both of whom have also won the Masters. Other notables in the field include last week’s winner Lee Westwood, and Matthew Fitzpatrick, who is currently 3rd in the Race to Dubai standings.
Emirates Golf Club- Other than 1999 and 2000, the Dubai DesertClassic has been held at Emirates Golf Club. Built in 1988, Emirates Golf Clubis one of the few all-grass golf courses in the United Arab Emirates. As longas the weather cooperates, low scoring is essential to perform well at this popular golf tournament.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Matthew Fitzpatrick: He finished the runner-uplast week in Abu Dhabi, and finished tied for fifth in 2017. He seems to play well in the United Arab Emirates, and this is a great opportunity to keep the momentum going and notch another high finish.
Sergio Garcia: Not only did he win this event in 2017, he finished tied for third last year, and notched a top-10 last week. If he can get the putter going, look for him to be a factor heading into Sunday.