Joost Luiten has headlined the first wave of names for the second staging of the Oman Open with the 33-year-old Dutchman set will defend his title at Al Mouj Golf in Muscat from Feb. 28 to March 3.

Hideto Tanihara found a quick remedy to the heartache suffered by the host continent at last week’s EurAsia Cup in Malaysia after easing into a share of the lead on the opening day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.