Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Who out of the world-class 126-man field will be triumphant at Abu Dhabi Golf Club?  (Getty Images)
Who out of the world-class 126-man field will be triumphant at Abu Dhabi Golf Club? (Getty Images) takes a closer look at the field in the UAE this week for the first leg of The European Tour’s annual ‘Desert Swing’  – the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

126 players from 27 different countries

79 European Tour winners with 369 European Tour victories between them

7 European Tour Number Ones
Henrik Stenson (2013)
Rory McIlroy (2012)
Luke Donald (2011)
Martin Kaymer (2010)
Robert Karlsson (2008)
Padraig Harrington (2006)
Colin Montgomerie (1993-99, 2005)

8 Major Champions with 16 victories between them
Phil Mickelson (5)
Padraig Harrington (3)
Jose Maria Olazabal (2)
Rory McIlroy (2)
Martin Kaymer (1)
Darren Clarke (1)
Paul Lawrie (1)
Michael Campbell (1)

3 former World Number Ones
Rory McIlroy
Luke Donald
Martin Kaymer

4 of the Top 10 in the OWGR
Henrik Stenson (3)
Phil Mickelson (5)
Rory McIlroy (7)
Sergio Garcia (10)

3 European Ryder Cup Captains
Colin Montgomerie (2010)
José María Olazábal (2012)
Paul McGinley (2014)

23 Ryder Cup players with 72 appearances between them

4 out of the 5 winners of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
Martin Kaymer (2008, 2010, 2011)
Paul Casey (2007, 2009)
Jamie Donaldson (2013)
Robert Rock (2012)

19 of the 2013 champions and 4 of the 5 winners from The 2014 Race to Dubai

15 graduates from the 2013 Challenge Tour
Andrea Pavan
Jose-Filipe Lima
Shiv Kapur
Johan Carlsson
Daan Huizing
Adrian Otaegui
Sihwan Kim
Tyrell Hatton
Victor Riu
Robert Dinwiddie
Francois Calmels
Nacho Elvira
Jamie McLeary

5 players who came through the 2013 Qualifying School
Carlos Del Moral
Fabrizio Zanotti
Marco Crespi
Gary Stal
Adrien Saddier

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
T4COETZEE, GeorgeRSA18-12
6LUITEN, JoostNED18-10

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