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Race To Dubai
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Dubai Desert Classic
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 02 Feb 2006 - 05 Feb 2006
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Glittering array of stars line up for the Dubai Desert Classic
Ernie Els is well used to appearing in golf’s record books but the South African will attempt to make two further significant entries this week when he defends his title in the 17th staging of the Dubai Desert Classic on the majestic Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club.
Woods Hoping for Third Time Lucky
Tiger Woods will be hoping to make it third time lucky as he heads into the Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club tomorrow. Having burst out of the blocks with victory in his first tournament back after his winter break, when he didn’t touch a club for 24 days, the World Number One will be looking to go a step further than 2001 and 2004 to claim his first title in The Gulf.
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The Dubai Desert Classic was first played in 1989 and the roll of honour includes five different Major Champions. They are: Seve Ballesteros (1992), Ernie Els (1994, 02, 05), Fred Couples (1995), José Maria Olazábal (1998) and Mark O’Meara (2004). Between them they have won 13 Major Championships.
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Goosen Races into Early Share of Lead in Dubai
World Number Three Retief Goosen shrugged off any signs of rust from a six week break as he burst out of the blocks in the Dubai Desert Classic with an eight under par 64 to share the early clubhouse lead with Australian Richard Green and Welshman Jamie Donaldson. Goosen, who edged ahead of Phil Mickelson in the Official World Golf Rankings as he enjoyed a welcome rest, fired six birdies and an eagle in a faultless opening round at the Emirates Golf Club.
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