Joe Way won his first UAE PGA Tour title with panache, chipping in for birdie on his final hole to share the spoils with club-mate Cen Mills at the Dubai Creek UAE PGA Pro-Am in October. There weren’t quite the same optics when he secured the Emirates Golf Club title last week but a win, even achieved ugly, is a win nonetheless.

Thomas Detry gave little hint of the scorching 64 he carded Saturday when he limped to a T-76 finish at the BMW SA Open last week. Fortunately the 25-year-old’s latent form, honed at a practice camp with some better-known Belgian compatriots over winter, has caught up with him just in time for the final round of the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship.

Andrew Johnston is the sort of golfer you’d love to spend time with off the course and it’s a big reason why the cult-hero struggled to find the right work/life balance in the past year. Now he’s zeroed his focus on golf, “Beef” is again showing that nice guys don’t always have to finish down the leaderboard.