Euro Tour Begins Desert Swing in Abu Dhabi


European TourABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- The European Tour begins its desert swing this week with the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
This event is in just its third year. American Chris DiMarco claimed the first title in '06, while Paul Casey picked up the win last year.
Casey returns to action this week looking to successfully defend a title for the first time in his tour career. Last year, he fired a final-round 65 to overtake Peter Hanson and Miguel Angel Jimenez for the crown.
DiMarco finished fourth in his title defense last year, but is not in the field this year.
Casey will have to deal with five of the top-20 players in the world this week. The field also includes Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, Luke Donald, Niclas Fasth, British Open champ Padraig Harrington, Jimenez, Colin Montgomerie, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood.
The GOLF CHANNEL will have coverage of all four days this week.
The tour moves to Qatar next week for The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, where Retief Goosen is expected to defend his title.
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