Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dubai Desert Classic Kicks Off

So the Dubai Desert Classic kicks off today, without Tiger Woods this year as he was paid to go to the Abu Dhabi Championships so I guess that was his Middle Eastern stop off. But there are plenty of big names out there vying for the title and the big paycheck that comes at the end of it. Lee Westwood is one player who really wants this title, having not secured it as yet. The defending champion is Alvaro Quiros and there are many other top names in the field.

Yesterday I was out marshalling for the pro-am and was lucky to be with Colin Montgomerie's group. He was on top form, very jovial (great, particularly for someone who is known to be let's say a little moody) but who knows if that is anything to do with his beautiful new wife who was travelling with him or the white Rolls Royce he has at his disposal in Dubai! Hopefully the ex Ryder Cup Captain will do well at the tournament as he has a large fan base over here.