Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Dubai Desert Classic Round 2  (Getty Images)
Dubai Desert Classic Round 2 (Getty Images)

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, europeantour.com broke the elite field teeing it up at Emirates GC this week down into a number of vital statistics ahead of the latest stop on The European Tour Race to Dubai.

132 players

85 European Tour winners with 401 European Tour victories between them

5 European Number Ones
Ernie Els
Robert Karlsson
Rory McIlroy
Colin Montgomerie
Henrik Stenson

9 Major Champions with 29 Major titles
Michael Campbell
Fred Couples
John Daly
Ernie Els
Paul Lawrie
Rory McIlroy
José Maria Olazábal
Mark O'Meara
Tiger Woods

4 World Number Ones
Fred Couples
Ernie Els
Rory McIlroy
Tiger Woods

11 in the Official World Golf Ranking top 50
Tiger Woods (1)
Henrik Stenson (3)
Rory McIlroy (6)
Thomas Bjorn (24)
Jamie Donaldson (25)
Ernie Els (28)
Miguel Angel Jimenez (38)
Joost Luiten (41)
Francesco Molinari (43)
Branden Grace (45)
Matteo Manassero (47)

21 Ryder Cup players

2 Ryder Cup Captains
Colin Montgomerie (2010)
José Maria Olazábal (2012)

4 World Golf Champions
Ernie Els
Francesco Molinari
Henrik Stenson
Tiger Woods

5 of the winners on the 2014 Race to Dubai
Thomas Bjorn
Miguel Angel Jiménez
Pablo Larrazábal
Morten Orum Madsen
Dawie Van der Walt

18 former winners of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Wayne Westner (1993)
Ernie Els (1994, 2002, 2005)
Fred Couples (1995)
Colin Montgomerie (1996)
Richard Green (1997)
José Maria Olazábal (1998)
David Howell (1999)
José Coceres (2000)
Thomas Bjorn (2001)
Robert-Jan Derksen (2003)
Mark O'Meara (2004)
Tiger Woods (2006, 2008)
Henrik Stenson (2007)
Rory McIlroy (2009)
Miguel Angel Jiménez (2010)
Alvaro Quiros (2011)
Rafa Cabrera-Bello (2012)
Stephen Gallacher (2013)

14 Challenge Tour graduates

3 from the Qualifying School

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GALLACHER, StephenSCO18-16
2GRILLO, EmilianoARG18-15
T3WATTEL, RomainFRA18-14
T3KOEPKA, BrooksUSA18-14
T5ILONEN, MikkoFIN18-13
T5ROCK, RobertENG18-13

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