The top professional golfers rarely play every event on the PGA Tour. For example, in 2009 Tiger Woods played in 17 events, and this was before the big scandal. This leads to a number of events on the PGA Tour where they do not deserve coverage but in any event that there are a number of top golfers or big story lines, I will follow them for the weekend.
Today's tournament I am gonna write about does not take place on the PGA Tour but on the European Tour. The top 3 golfers in the world are playing in it and it just so happens that they were paired in the same group for today and tomorrow. The tournament is the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and those players (in order or world ranking) are Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, and Tiger Woods. Tiger decided to play in this tournament because he gets a nice fat check just for showing up.
Westwood and Kaymer both shot 3-under par, besting Tiger who shot 1- under par. This does not carry much significance as it is only the first round but it is not very often that the top 3 ranked players in the world play in the same group. This field is also very strong and I will continue to follow the leader board throughout the weekend. Rory McIlory leads all players after shooting a 7 under 65, very solid shooting by the young Irishman.
Here are some pictures of this gem in the desert.