European Golf Tour
€2,500,000 Omega Dubai Desert Classic Field
Emirates Golf Club (Majlis course)
Par 72 - 7301 Yards
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Feb 9 - Feb 12, 2012
 
Felipe Aguilar
Ahmed Al Musharrekh
Fredrik Andersson Hed
Ross Bain
Matthew Baldwin
Thomas Bjorn
Gregory Bourdy
Gary Boyd
Rafael Cabrera-Bello
Michael Campbell
Jorge Campillo
Ross Canavan
Alejandro Canizares
Christian Cevaer
S.S.P. Chawrasia
George Coetzee
Robert Coles
Federico Colombo
Nicolas Colsaerts
Fred Couples
Ben Curtis
John Daly
Rhys Davies
Floris De Vries
Carlos Del Moral
Daniel Denison
Robert-Jan Derksen
Andrew Dodt
Jamie Donaldson
Bradley Dredge
David Drysdale
Victor Dubuisson
Simon Dyson
Johan Edfors
Younes El Hassani
Niclas Fasth
Kenneth Ferrie
Richard Finch
Oliver Fisher
Ross Fisher
Tommy Fleetwood
Oscar Floren
Mark Foster
Marcus Fraser
Lorenzo Gagli
Stephen Gallacher
Ignacio Garrido
Jean-Baptiste Gonnet
Ricardo Gonzalez
Tano Goya
Branden Grace
Richard Green
Todd Hamilton
Anders Hansen
Soren Hansen
Peter Hanson
Gregory Havret
Benjamin Hebert
Peter Hedblom
Michael Hoey
Keith Horne
David Horsey
David Howell
Mikko Ilonen
Raphael Jacquelin
Thongchai Jaidee
Scott Jamieson
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Richard S. Johnson
Michael Jonzon
Martin Kaymer
Simon Khan
James Kingston
Soren Kjeldsen
Jbe' Kruger
Barry Lane
Jose Manuel Lara
Pablo Larrazabal
Paul Lawrie
Peter Lawrie
Tom Lewis
Sam Little
Shane Lowry
Joost Luiten
David Lynn
Matteo Manassero
Ahmed Marjan (a)
Pablo Martin Benavides
Gareth Maybin
Richard McEvoy
Damien McGrane
Rory McIlroy
Sean McNamara
Shaun Micheel
Edoardo Molinari
Francesco Molinari
Colin Montgomerie
James Morrison
Jamie Moul
George Murray
Christian Nilsson
Seung-Yul Noh
Alexander Noren
Mark O'Meara
Jose Maria Olazabal
Thorbjorn Olesen
Juvic Pagunsan
Andrea Pavan
Phillip Price
Alvaro Quiros *
Richie Ramsay
Peter Richardson
Robert Rock
Brett Rumford
Ricardo Santos
Jake Shepherd
Marcel Siem
Jeev Milkha Singh
Joel Sjoholm
Lee Slattery
Henrik Stenson
Richard Sterne
Graeme Storm
Nicholas Thompson
Peter Uihlein
Jaco Van Zyl
Anthony Wall
Marc Warren
Romain Wattel
Steve Webster
Lee Westwood
Peter Whiteford
Martin Wiegele
Bernd Wiesberger
Danny Willett
Chris Wood
Fabrizio Zanotti
Matthew Zions
* - Defending Champion
 
NOTES
The European Tour wraps up its three-week swing through the Persian Gulf region with the Dubai Desert Classic. Spain`s Alvaro Quiros enjoyed Dubai, twice last year. He closed with three straight 68s at this event to win by a shot over Anders Hansen and James Kingston. Quiros wasn`t done in Dubai though. When the tour returned in December for the season-ending Dubai World Championship, Quiros had four straight sub-par rounds en route to a two-stroke victory over Paul Lawrie. He sealed the win with a 50-foot eagle putt at the last. The Spaniard will have a tough battle on his hands in his title defense as World Nos. 2, 3 and 4 - Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer - are in the field this week. A group of Americans also highlights the field as Champions Tour stalwarts Fred Couples and Mark O`Meara will be joined at Emirates Golf Club by Nicholas Thompson, Peter Uihlein and John Daly, who took fourth place last week behind Paul Lawrie. Golf Channel will have early morning coverage of all four rounds. The tour shifts to India next week, where local favorite S.S.P. Chowrasia closed with back-to-back 67s to win the Avantha Masters by a shot over Robert Coles.