The world’s best golfers are in the UAE capital to contest the prestigious Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, the season opener for many of the top stars on the European Tour.

Open champion and American legend Phil Mickelson is top billing alongside the two-time major winner Rory McIlroy and last year’s all-conquering Swede, Henrik Stenson.

But as our friends at Golf Digest Middle East reveal in this exclusive preview, this illustrious curtain-raiser has become a tournament where golf fans can expect the unexpected.

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