McIroy Will Be Placing This Trophy In His Cabinet At The End Of The Week
Unfortunately progressing Irish Golfer Shane Lowry, will not be automatically participating in the hallowed Masters tournament come next April, due to the fact he will be out of the worlds top 50. He must look for other ways to qualify and what makes it worse is that if he gave a solid performance in this weeks Race To Dubai finisher he could have gained a spot automatically.
Lowry, Told the perss in Dubai, "obviously i'm gutted" Lowry booked into the hospital feeling he had a virus in his body and said, "It's such a big week and a great event, but given the way i feel right now there's just no way I could have played. I honestly couldn't even stand up on the tee, never mind play 18 holes."
"I became very sick and dehydrated. The drip helped, but when I came off it and left the hospital I became sick again and haven't been able to keep rehydrating to keep the recovery going overnight. It's just so disappointing to miss out on the tournament because I've been playing great for the last couple of months."
He won the Portugal Masters recently and followed that up with a fifth place finish in the BMW Masters China, " I was looking to end the season on a high, but such is life. "
Marc Warren started off like a house on fire completing his round in 66 strokes for a -6 score.
The 31 year old made his first appearance at the tour finisher event after moving to the Middle-East in 2009. He is being hunted down by fellow Scot. Stephen Gallacher finished up on 1 stroke more than Marc with a fine 67.
The tournament is open for the top 60 golfers on the European Tour's money list. However 56 tee'd off as four golfers one being Lowry had to pull out due to a variety of different reasons. Such as Ross Fisher who took the week to prepare the game for the Pga Tour Qualifying school in California.
Luke Donald has had a storm-er of a round so far through 14 holes and is standing at -7, having knocked in 7 birdies to no bogies and has had 2 birdies in a row on 3 occasions.Donald will be hoping to better his finish here last season in which he came 3rd. The Purse available for winning is at 8,000,000.
All the best,