Players will be doing everything possible to avoid the Gulf of Oman during this week’s Oman Open at Al Mouj Golf but the lure of one of the European Tour’s most picturesque water hazards has proven irresistible for Matteo Manassero and Marcel Siem.
After a moving day that more closely resembled a game of snakes and ladders, good luck trying to figure out who is going to cling on to the top of the NBO Oman Open leaderboard and claim the European Tour’s newest title.
With Frenchman Alexander Levy the highest ranked player in the field at No. 62 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR), the new NBO Oman Open offers fading stars and lesser lights the chance to shine.
While Clément Sordet aims to graduate to the European Tour in style with victory at the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final on Saturday, others jockeying for their careers further down the field won’t care how they scrape through - just as long as they do.