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By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Rafa Cabrera-Bello on Emirates' eighth tee.

With the dust storms of Qatar but a distant and unpleasant memory, the cream of the European Tour descended on a defenceless Emirates Golf Club this morning for the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

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By Conor Nagle under Know Your Europeans

Rock on: Siem shot 66 on Friday at Congressional

Marcel Siem is many things: a ten-year European Tour veteran; emotionally intense, often to the detriment of his golf game; the innovator behind the Miguel Angel Jimenez afro-ponytail; the possessor of a strange, super-weak grip; very German.

Not until yesterday would I have counted shooting a joint-best-of-the-day 66 to make the cut by two shots at a US Open among them. I’m allowed to say this because Siem himself obviously felt similarly. After his opening 79 had left him in a tie for 145th place, he told his hotel he probably wouldn’t be around for the weekend and prepared to leave Bethesda on Friday evening.

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