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One of the biggest events on the European Tour’s early 2016 schedule, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, in January will feature a star-studded field, with Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler making commitments to play in the event (which takes place opposite to the PGA Tour’s event in Palm Desert that’s formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic). It’s nice to see a few young Americans expand their horizons and travel to compete in international tournaments.

Wait, let’s be real — HSBC wrote a few seven-digit checks to entice the young stars for their trouble (since appearance fees aren’t prohibited on the European Tour as they technically are on the PGA Tour). Who says “no” to free money to play for more money?

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