In the absence of many star names plying their trade primarily on the PGA Tour Champions in the United States, what was the European Senior Tour, then the Staysure Tour, has always struggled for attention.
Henrik Stenson in his boxer briefs. Tommy Fleetwood blow-drying his hair. Colin Montgomerie driven to distraction by a fly. Justin Rose tossing expletives up a storm. And Gary Player, well, being Gary Player.
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic has long touted itself as the “Major of the Middle East” and is now hanging its hat on the Ryder Cup to sell the cast of stars confirmed for the 30th edition of the $3.5 million European Tour event.
From nuclear missile threats to global pop stars, Colin Montgomerie has had quite the time of it recently and, apparently, just as much fun sharing the drama when he was reacquainted with “old friends” in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic media centre Tuesday.