So today the Dubai Desert Classic kicked off with the top three golfers in the world all vying for a win. Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods and Martin Kaymer played as a threesome today but in the end none of those 3 was top of the leaderboard at the end of play. Instead the winner from a few years ago, Rory McIlroy, ended the day on 7 under which gave him a 2 shot lead. However shot of the day was from David Howell who got a hole in one at the 7th and won 2 first class Emirates flights for his trouble. As it happened I had been marshalling with David Howell yesterday (see pic) and he is such a nice guy so I am really pleased for him. The usual circus surrounding Tiger Woods went on with large crowds following that group around and although he had a better back 9, he didn't seriously trouble the leaderboard on day 1, ending on 1 under par.