Escape (Monday with) the Sand Trap, your guide to the best golf, on and off the course, in the Middle East.
Luke Joy is the MENA Tour’s answer to Eddie Pepperell, the European Tour star widely hailed for his insightful and often brutally honest blog on the trials and tribulations of the tour life.
The dream of a third Open Championship appearance remains just that for Zane Scotland while the major hopes of two MENA Tour peers have also been dashed in final qualifying.
Zane Scotland’s body, as ever, holds the reality card but it doesn’t stop the MENA Tour ace from dreaming of a return to the scene of his historic Open Championship debut next week.
After 6½ years teaching in Dubai, Mathew Parker hankered for home. He may have been gone for two years but his coaching prowess clearly wasn’t forgotten in the Middle East.
The last time Jamie Elson teed it up in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Tiger Woods finished fifth. The 14-time major champion mightn’t be in the field this week – he’s shifting the needle at Torrey Pines – but Elson reckons the “Tiger effect” is arguably even stronger in the desert 14 years later.
Rayhan Thomas has familiarity, form and renewed short game feel in the bank as he eyes a return to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Luke Joy charts his global golfing odyssey in a refreshingly honest online blog. It’s a warts and all account of the trials and tribulations of a young Abu Dhabi-based Englishman chasing his pro golf dream and it’s fair to say that while there’s been plenty to say in 2017, not a lot of it has been happy.
Sturehed waltzes MENA Tour Championship as Elson eyes European Tour return and prized PGA Tour invite
Henric Sturehed has been knocking on victory’s door for weeks and when he finally burst through Thursday, the view had exciting European, Asian and Sunshine Tour views.
Henric Sturehed will take a seven shot lead into the final round and a ringing endorsement from his nearest challenger into the future regardless of what transpires on Thursday at the MENA Tour Championship.
Sturehed stretches away at MENA Tour Championship with course record 63 as Joy closes in on Elson in OOM race
Swede Henric Sturehed sped away from the field with a course record 63 as Luke Joy made the race within the race at the $100,000 MENA Tour Championship altogether more interesting at Al Zorah on Tuesday.