Tuesday, 21 January 2014
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europeantour.com takes a closer look at the field at Doha GC this week for the second instalment of The European Tour’s annual ‘Desert Swing’  – the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

126 players from 25 different countries

75 European Tour winners with 317 European Tour victories between them

5 European Tour Number Ones
Henrik Stenson (2013)
Luke Donald (2011)
Martin Kaymer (2010)
Robert Karlsson (2008)
Ernie Els (2003, 2004)

8 Major Champions with 13 victories between them
Ernie Els (4)
John Daly (2)
Jose Maria Olazabal (2)
Michael Campbell (1)
Darren Clarke (1)
Jason Dufner (1)
Martin Kaymer (1)
Paul Lawrie (1)

3 former World Number Ones
Luke Donald
Ernie Els
Martin Kaymer

10 of the Top 50 in the OWGR
Henrik Stenson (3)
Sergio Garcia (11)
Jason Dufner (13)
Luke Donald (20)
Thomas Bjorn (23)
Ernie Els (29)
Miguel Angel Jimenez (37)
Martin Kaymer (44)
Thongchai Jaidee (47)
Branden Grace (50)

2 European Ryder Cup Captains
José María Olazábal (2012)
Paul McGinley (2014)

19 Ryder Cup players with 49 appearances between them

8 former winners of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters
Chris Wood (2013)
Paul Lawrie (1999, 2012)
Thomas Bjorn (2011)
Robert Karlsson (2010)
Alvaro Quiros (2009)
Henrik Stenson (2006)
Ernie Els (2005)
Darren Fichardt (2003)

5 of the 7 winners from The 2014 Race to Dubai

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

10 players who came through the 2013 Qualifying School
Carlos Del Moral
Fabrizio Zanotti
Marco Crespi
Gary Stal
Adrien Saddier
John Hahn
Connor Arendell
Wade Ormsby
Stuart Manley
James Morrison

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GARCIA, SergioESP18-16
2ILONEN, MikkoFIN18-16
T3OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-15
T5CAÑIZARES, AlejandroESP18-14
T5COETZEE, GeorgeRSA18-14

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